Combining Public and Proprietary Data with Semantic Technology

The Washington Semantic Web Meetup
26-27 Mar 2010 (Add to calendar) GMT
2000 Duke Street , Alexandria, US

Join us at TopQuadrant for a meetup session on combining public and proprietary data using semantic technologies. Bob Ducharme will be the speaker for this event.

If you are able to come early, TopQuadrant will be having an open house before the event, from 1-5 PM.
(See TopQuadrant open house for more information).

Some semantic web applications convert all data to RDF triples, store them in a triplestore database, and then build applications around that stored data. Many tools are available, though, that let you treat data from diverse sources such as spreadsheets, relational databases, and Wikipedia as triples, and once you do, you can easily mix and match them to create new value from the combinations. Bob will demonstrate how to do this with both open source tools and those of his company, TopQuadrant, using dummy data about analyst recommendations for stock picks.

Bob DuCharme is a solution architect at TopQuadrant, a provider of software for modeling, developing and deploying Semantic Web applications. In the newsletter, editor Kendall Clark once wrote "Does anyone write tech prose as clear as Bob?" Bob is the author of Manning Publications' "XSLT Quickly," Prentice Hall's "XML: The Annotated Specification" and "SGML CD," and McGraw Hill's "Operating Systems Handbook." He's written over seventy pieces for and has contributed to Dr. Dobb's Journal, IBM developerWorks, DevX,, XML Magazine, XML Journal, XML Developer, O'Reilly Books' "XML Hacks," and Prentice Hall's "XML Handbook." Bob received his BA in Religion from Columbia University and his Masters in Computer Science from New York University. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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