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Re: Ann: Sig.ma EE available: on the fly entity data consolidation and browsing from your own chosen sources

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:44:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMVTWDyutti78n0xKqaVA5EFFiu9QxGuq4wGd21SBDtiWA-ZNg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Cc: DERI Research <deri.ie-research@lists.deri.org>, lod2 <lod2@lists.informatik.uni-leipzig.de>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>
Awesome! Congrats!

It seems like everybody is checking it out because http://sig.ma/ is down..
at least for me.

Juan Sequeda

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Giovanni Tummarello <
giovanni.tummarello@deri.org> wrote:

> Dear all, Sig.ma Enterprise Edition (EE) is now available open source
> from http://sig.ma . It can be deployed easily and merge the sources
> you want both from Sindice and from your chosed LOD sources.
> blog post excerpt follows
> ----
> The original Sig.ma
> The http://sig.ma service was created as a demonstration of live, on
> the fly Web of Data mashup. Provide a query and Sig.ma will
> demonstrate how the Web of Data is likely to contain surprising
> structured information about it (pages that embed RDF, RDFa,
> Microdata, Microformats)
> By using the Sindice search engine Sig.ma allows a person to get a
> (live) view of what’s on the “Web of Data” about a given topic. For
> more information see our blog post. For academic use please cite
> Sig.ma as in [1].
> Introducing  Sig.ma Enterprise Edition (EE)
> We’re happy today to introduce Sig.ma EE , a standalone, deployable,
> customisable version of Sig.ma.
> Sig.ma EE is deployed as a web application and will perform on the fly
> data integration from both local data source and remote services
> (including Sindice.com) ; just like Sig.ma but mixing your chosen
> public and private sources.
> Sig.ma EE currently supports the following data providers:
> * SPARQL endpoints (tested on Virtuoso, 4store )
> * YBoss + the Web (Uses YBoss to search then Any23 to get the data)
> * Sindice (with optionally the ability to use Sindice Cache API for
> fast parallel data collection)
> It is very easy to customise visually and to implement new custom data
> providers (e.g. for your relational or CMS data) by following
> documentation provided with Sig.ma EE.
> Want to give it a quick try? Sig.ma EE now also powers the service on
> the http://sig.ma homepage so you can add a custom datasource (e.g.
> your publicly available SPARQL endpoint) directly from the “Options”
> menu you get after you search for something. It is very easy to
> implement new custom data source (e.g. for your relational or web CMS
> data) by implementing interfaces following the examples.
> Sig.ma EE is open source and available for download. The standard
> license under which Sig.ma EE is distributed is the GNU Affero General
> Public License, version 3. Sig.ma EE is also available under a
> commercial licence. Please contact us to discuss further.
> Acknowledgements
> Sig.MA EE is built with as part of the LOD2 project. http://lod2.eu
> Call: FP7-ICT-2009-5
> [1] Giovanni Tummarello, Richard Cyganiak, Michele Catasta, Szymon
> Danielczyk, Renaud Delbru, Stefan Decker “Sig.ma: Live views on the
> Web of Data”, Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents
> on the World Wide Web – Volume 8, Issue 4, November 2010, Pages
> 355-364
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