Category: Semantic Web

Life Logging and Location Tracking

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy working on my Quantified Self-related interests: working on my personal tracking projects and organizing the QS Los Angeles meetups. Yesterday I gave a show & tell presentation on my experiences with life logging and location tracking. Many of you who read the blog are probably…
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Freebase Parallax: Set-based Browsing Interface

Reading Time: < 1 minute I found a very interesting project from David François Huynh, developer of some impressive projects over at Simile. Parallax offers a new way to browse and explore data on Freebase, one of the largest open and shared (structured) databases of knowledge on the web. Freebase Parallax: A new way to browse and explore data from…
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15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information.

Contextualized Knowledge Acquisition in a Personal Semantic Wiki

Reading Time: < 1 minute Discovered this while Googling for Semantic Wikis and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Abstract. The use of semantic representations in document-oriented environments – as formal annotations or embedded instances of a formal knowledge base – is seen as an enabling technology for intelligent services which may help knowledge workers in tasks like finding, structuring, or assessing…
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Topic Maps and the Semantic Web

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting presentation of Topic Maps and the Semantic Web.  Plus, some background info on HyperText, Vannevar Bush, and the Memex. Topic Maps and the Semantic Web – Ontopedia Publish at Scribd or explore others:

Creating the Ultimate Personal Travel Journal

Reading Time: 6 minutes Since I last posted about Vannevar Bush’s vision for a Personal Memex, I decided to focus my efforts on building an impressive personal travel journal, and share the results to illustrate the capabilities of a Memex.

Semantic Wikis Review

Reading Time: < 1 minute I found a nifty PowerPoint presentation on a summary of Semantic Wikis (originally posted on I figured I’d share, and also give Scribd a whirl. With the recent release of their product called iPaper, Scribd offers an *Amazing* service that allows you to share and embed many different types of docs (namely PDF, PPT,…
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Personal Learning Environments and Knowledge Management

Reading Time: 2 minutes For readers that know me, it’s not a stretch to say that I *love* learning new things. I’ve always been a bit of a self learner (autodidactic if you want to get technical), and a few years ago I started a search (a quest actually) for finding tools to help streamline the learning process. Over…
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gnizr: Open Source Semantic With Mashup Capability

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wow, now that’s a tall order to fill! And, it appears that gnizr has delivered that order. Gnizr (short for organizer) is one of the latest additions to the Google code repository, and this code-base has been donated from Image Matters LLC. I haven’t had a chance to install yet, but from looking over the…
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Trends: The Semantic Web, Web2.0, and Social Networking

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s obviously hard these days to ignore the Web2.0 phenomenon (although the term still causes me to cringe), and the labels given to the forthcoming Semantic Web (the “real” semantic web or web<put your version number here>). See Mike Bergman’s post Please, Squash that Web3.0 Cockroach if you want to gauge a common reaction to…
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