The presentation about the Semantic Web Pipes from DERI in the WWW 2008 conference, developers track was very impressive. It is based on the idea of yahoo pipes of mixing and channeling data through operators, but for semantically structured data which offers more powerful operations. It also offers impressive GUI for handling the pipes though not as beautiful as yahoo pipes GUI. Sometime ago I had also presented similar idea of Semantic Web pipes for SocioBiblog, a semantic blogging system for decentralized flow of bibliographic information in communities. However, it only had limited operations of mixing feeds and filtering by metadata elements.
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Great work. This is similar to the Piggy Bank/ Solvent project. However, it is more advanced and the browser automatically suggests appropriate mashup scrapers. The public mass can create wrappers for different types of web pages and make the browser intelligent collaboratively so that the browser will gradually understand the data in pages. This is aimed at slowly turning the current web into a Semantic Web using wisdom of the mass. But surely there are many difficulties due to the various unpredictable forms of structured and unstructured data in the current web.
This article discusses about various tools for so called micro-blogging.
This is a cool thing for using Semantic Web with blogs implemented using Zitgist technologies. I would like to know how it works. It is also somewhat similar to my idea of semantic navigation through blog entries.
Here is another RDF store. The author nicely explains how relational database doesn’t always satisfy dynamic and evolving practical scenarios for sharing data on the web.