Semantic coffee

Seems to me, that the major use of semantic web will be for sales and marketing.  As illustrated by the constant bleating the of the importance of “Big Data” is largely by self-publicists waxing lyrical over the joy of “understanding” our needs. i.e. to sell us stuff.  Creating complex algorithms to process this data into something meaningful, deserves something better than sales. We need more voices in this area, who are not  self-serving, patronising salesmen, in evangelist clothing.
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Semantic Media Cloud

mediacloudMedia Cloud is a system that lets you see the flow of the media. The Internet is fundamentally altering the way that news is produced and distributed, but there are few comprehensive approaches to understanding the nature of these changes. Media Cloud automatically builds an archive of news stories and blog posts from the web, applies language processing, and gives you ways to analyze and visualize the data.

Media Cloud

A Semantic Web Firefox addon

headup_smilingHeadup presents you with textual and rich media content related to the objects and terms it identifies on the pages you browse. star What terms and objects does Headup identify? You can use Headup to identify people, companies, places, bands, movies, books and more. Headup not only identifies these objects but has a basic understanding of the relationships between them. For example Headup understands that a “person” can work for a “company”, a “band” can publish a “track” and a “city” contains “places of interest”.
About Headup – The Semantic Web Firefox addon