Monthly Archives: May 2008

Yahoo: RDF and the Monkey

From the Yahoo developer network blog, Besides the existing support for microformats, we have already shared our plans for supporting other standards for embedding metadata into HTML. Today we are announcing the availability of eRDF metadata for SearchMonkey applications, which will soon be followed by support for RDFa. SearchMonkey applications can make direct use of [...]

Obama Web jobs in Boston

How could this not be a fun way to spend 6 months? Obama for America is looking for exceptionally talented web developers who want to play a key role in a historic political campaign and help elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. This six-month opportunity will allow you to: Create [...]

Semantic Web Austin

Another day, another local Semantic Web group. This time in Austin, Texas… Via former ILRT colleague Joel Crisp, I just stumbled on their Facebook group. Hope they don’t kick me out when they find out I’m not from around there. Seems a Web site may be coming soon too. For those inside Hotel Facebook, I [...]

Job ad: The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO)

Interesting applied SemWeb job, from public-semweb-lifesci: The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) is one of the seven National Centers for Biomedical Computing supported by the NIH Roadmap.  The NCBO is administered at Stanford University, with partners at the Mayo Clinic, the University at Buffalo, the University of Victoria, and UCSF.  The Center provides national [...]

Map-reduce-merge and Hadoop/Hbase RDF

 Just found this interesting presentation, Map-Reduce-Merge:  Simpli?ed Relational  Data Processing on  Large Clusters by Hung-chih Yang, Ali Dasdan Ruey-Lung Hsiao, D. Stott Parker; as presented by Nate Rober  (PDF) Excerpts: Extending MapReduce 1. Change to reduce phase 2. Merge phase 3. Additional user-de?nable operations a. partition selector b. processor c. merger d. con?gurable iterators Implementing [...]

Geographic Queries on Google App Engine

Much cleverness: In this way, I was able to put together a geographic bounding box query, on top of Google App Engine, using a Geohash-like algorithm as a storage format, and use that query to power a FeatureServer Demo App Engine application, doing geographic queries of non-point features on top of App Engine/BigTable. Simply create [...]

Underground Victorian street? in Bristol?

Hidden away beneath Lawrence Hill lies a secret world – an underground Victorian street stretching from Ducie Road to the Packhouse pub. Local historian Dave Stephenson finds out more. For many years I had heard tales of a Victorian street abandoned beneath busy Lawrence Hill. To add substance to the legend there were people who [...]