The SPARQL Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Federation Extensions, which defines extensions to the SPARQL Query Language to support distributed SPARQL query execution. The group also published 5 updates, listed below.


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A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop/Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data consists of the following:


Last week’s announcement that HTTP PATCH has been adopted as an official verb via RFC 5789 has generated a lot of excitement (and questions). As a summary, the intention of each verb is:


The W3C SPARQL Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Property Paths, which defines a more succinct way to write parts of basic graph patterns and also extend matching of triple pattern to arbitrary length paths. The group also published six updates, namely:


The W3C Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG) has published new or updated a number of RDF vocabularies that are part of the Evaluation and Report Language (EARL). These working drafts include:


The New York Semantic Web Meetup Group The Semantic Web is an ideal candidate to become the fabric for Augmented Reality applications in the near future. The global availability of HTTP and the flexibility of RDF, the foundational framework for the Semantic Web, make it a perfect match for dis New York, NY 10010 – USA Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 PM Attending: 4 Details:


The W3C SPARQL Working Group published the First Public Working Draft of six SPARQL 1.1 specifications. SPARQL is the query language of the Semantic Web, and SPARQL 1.1 enhances the SPARQL landscape with:


London Semantic Web Meetup Group Ian Horrocks from Oxford University will provide us with an overview of the emerging OWL2 standard. Just in case you don’t know Ian, he was one of the early pioneers of semantic web and a major contributor to the OWL language. His homepage is: http: London, 17 EC1A 4DD – United Kingdom Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM Attending: 4


Enabling Data Independence for Government Transparency by Ralph Hodgson, CTO, TopQuadrant, Inc. Open Government has become a popular theme, both in the U.S. and other countries.  With “Transparency” gaining momentum, increasing categories and amounts of government data are becoming available on the web.  In the U.S., an impetus for this was Barrack Obama’s memorandum to the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. This included the following statement: