White House


Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened.

With apologies to Mr. Lucas, I don’t think that little bit of exaggerated whimsy is far from the truth.


TopQuadrant Publishes Government Ontologies to Create Standard Data Exchange


In September’s episode of the Semantic Web Gang we are joined by Brand Niemann of the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a discussion of efforts to apply semantic technologies to Government data in the USA and elsewhere.

During the conversation, we refer to the following resources;


I’m following yesterday’s Data.gov launch rather closely, and I assume many of the readers of Semantic Universe are doing the same.  For more details go to…no surprise…http://www.data.gov/ (!!)

This is open data/linked data going really mainstream, with the backing of the White House.  I have to believe it will be reported on and publicized much more than the average tech industry announcement.  Which is good for us in the semantic community, right?