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

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 03:21:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJt7JohDvt2Hk-=ifskDQMOte4sVZ4QNgfcrrNn5KoKKA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
On 29 April 2014 19:28, 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/

Sorry to see sindice go ... was a great work ... imho, one of the most
enjoyable projects I saw from that group!
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:22:17 UTC

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