Facebook & The Semantic Web

Facebook & The Semantic Web

This week we’ve been exploring the emergence of the Semantic Web among companies like Best Buy and Google. It’s all thanks to RDFa, code that is inserted into the HTML of web pages to add extra meaning. The increasing usage of RDFa was one of the main themes at the recent Semantic Technology conference in San Francisco.
There is perhaps no better…

How Best Buy is Using The Semantic Web

How Best Buy is Using The Semantic Web

Yesterday we wrote about the increasing usage of Semantic Web technologies by large commercial companies like Facebook, Google and Best Buy. The Semantic Web is a Web of added meaning, which ultimately enables smarter and more personalized web apps to be built. In this post we explore how a leading U.S. retailer, Best Buy, is using a Semantic…

Google’s Semantic Web Push: Rich Snippets Usage Growing

Google’s Semantic Web Push: Rich Snippets Usage Growing

At the Semantic Technology conference in San Francisco today, Google gave an update of its rich snippets initiative – which adds extra information to Google search results. For example, showing restaurant review ratings. It’s an experimental Semantic Web feature, but today’s update shows that usage is increasing and Google wants to ramp it up…

Primal: Publishing at its Most Basic

Primal: Publishing at its Most Basic

Tomorrow at the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference, Primal will launch a new publishing platform. It’s grandly described as a “semantic synthesis platform,” but simply put it’s a publishing platform that automates the production of content. What’s more, the resulting web pages include no original content. It’s all aggregated from other…