Over on the Nodalities blog :
This Week's Semantic Web
Selected links related to Semantic Web technologies for the week ending 2007-07-15.
I made a start compiling the list midweek, turned out to be a mistake as I included too much peripheral material. When I finished off today I'd really got too much stuff. It's pretty clear it'd be unfeasible to cover all the related news (hence the Selected in the subtitle), but I significantly underestimated the quantity of core Semantic Web (technologies)-related news that's now flowing. It's increased a heck of a lot over the last year or so ( though I'd guess the growth rate is still more or less linear, and is likely to remain so until the network effect kicks in on the Web of Data itself). I think from now on I'll enforce a maximum of 10 items per section, that should reinforce that it is only intended as highlights.
Selected means I get to choose, and I've dropped in one or two things I find particularly appealing, even if their datestamp isn't strictly in the Week. Still not sure how best to cover upcoming events, doesn't seem much point in repeating the same info week after week until the event happens...
I didn't have time this week, but once I've got a reasonable toolchain figured out I'll start embedded GRDDLable RDF data as well ( it helped preparing the thing in Amaya, although the Win32 version still seems a bit buggy, had a nasty crash at one point). Some time soon I'd like to have a go at using the Talis Platform for this kind of customised, categorized, annotated, link & data-rich content. Should also be a good fit for Paul's podcasts. This would also make all the resulting material nicely browsable/searchable using semweb tools, and suitable for feeding into SWEO's nascent InfoGathering/ Portal work.
Any suggestions appreciated, stylistic tweaks, links for next week or whatever.
btw, starting now I'm going to be posting some semweb stuff over on Nodalities [ feed] (it's a group blog by Talis folks on the Semantic Web and related topics, definitely not Talis-specific) and I'll post links over here where appropriate. That blog will be moving over to using WordPress in the near future (another reason I didn't get around to the embedded RDF this time - existing HTML cleanup is needed too). Once that's happened it should be possible for me to make the original posts over here and have the relevant category aggregated over there in a way that doesn't confuse (standards-aware) aggregators down the line.@en