Darin Stewart

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You Didn’t Build That Either: Information as Infrastructure

by Darin Stewart  |  September 26, 2012  |  Comments Off

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech in Roanoke, Va. in which he handed his political opponents sound bite gold. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”  Conservatives seized on this sentence as proof that the president doesn’t respect the efforts of entrepreneurs.  The “We Did [...]

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Google’s Knowledge Graph: Yeah, that’s the Semantic Web (sort of)

by Darin Stewart  |  May 17, 2012  |  2 Comments

Google is about to get a whole lot more useful. Yesterday, the search titan announced the “Knowledge Graph” a functional enhancement that attempts to provide actual information about the subject of your query rather than just a list of links. This might be helpful, but the really interesting bit is the part about the graph. [...]

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Schema.org: Webmaster One-Stop or Linked Data Land Grab?

by Darin Stewart  |  June 4, 2011  |  6 Comments

Yesterday, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! jointly announced schema.org, a new service intended to “create and support a common vocabulary for structured data markup on web pages.”  The idea is to provide a library of vocabularies that can be used in conjunction with the W3C HTML Microdata format to embed machine-readable data into webpages in a [...]

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When does “Semantic” really mean Semantic?

by Darin Stewart  |  March 11, 2011  |  4 Comments

It is a great irony of the Semantic Web, which is predicated on the notion of  explicit and unambiguous meaning, that no one can quite agree on what we mean by “semantic.” The fallback position is to simply point at the technology stack defined by W3C and say that anything taking advantage of those tools [...]

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