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Re: Sindice.com end of support and "history"

From: Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 23:51:08 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHHRs7i88UyUqM3-28=T1EQbVCx30Esa9442yN6Z=Z1hfEcOrQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Dear all,
we're glad to say the article, also in improved version, is now available
on SemanticWeb.com

http://semanticweb.com/end-support-sindice-com-search-engine-history-lessons-learned-legacy-guest-post_b42797

cheers
Gio


On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:05 AM, Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Thanks for the mails and comments.
>
> Apologies for the broken link at the moment, for now please refer to
> google cache. [1]
>
> While we work to resolve the issue, our management asks us to clarify that
> the team departure from Sindice.com, does not necessarily mean the end
> the project.
>
> Best
> Giovanni
>
>
> [1]
> http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:09H7ZzKW8AcJ:blog.sindice.com/2014/04/28/end-of-support-for-sindice-com-history-and-legacy/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Giovanni Tummarello <
> g.tummarello@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> the Sindice team announces today the end of the support of the
>> Sindice.com service. Effective late March we have put the service in “read
>> only” mode. Maintenance on our side will continue until August 30th.
>>
>> With the launch in 2012 of Schema.org, Google and others have effectively
>> embraced the vision of the “Semantic Web”. With the RDFa standard, but now
>> even more with JSON-LD, richer and richer markup is becoming more and more
>> popular on websites. While there might not be public web data “search
>> apis”, large collections of crawled data (pages <http://commoncrawl.org/>
>>  and RDF <http://webdatacommons.org/>) exist today which are made
>> available on cloud computing platforms for easy analysis with your favorite
>> big data paradigm.
>>
>> Even more interestingly, the technology of Sindice.com has been made
>> available in several projects maintained either as open source (see the
>> blog post) or commercially supported by the team, now transitioned to the
>> Sindice LTD company, AKA SindiceTech <http://sindicetech.com/>.
>>
>> For example, the Sindice.com main search engine, Siren, for is now
>> available at http://sirendb.com .
>>
>> We recommend the community looks at it for what we believe to be
>> unparalleled search capabilities on rich semistructured data (e.g. Json/XML
>> and or text enhanced with entity descriptions or relational data).
>>
>> It has been quite a journey for us, and given there is no single summary
>> anywhere we thought we’d take this occasion to write and share it. For
>> “historical” reasons and as a way to glimpse at future directions of this
>> field and technologies.
>>
>> The Sindice.com Founders
>>
>> Dr. Giovanni Tummarello & Dr. Renaud Delbru
>>
>> http://blog.sindice.com/2014/04/28/end-of-support-for-
>> sindice-com-history-and-legacy/
>>
>
>
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