I was at the SemanticCamp
event this week-end - it was great fun! Lots and lots of
Semantic-Web/Microformat geeks! We did a small C4DM session, on the Saturday,
with Chris, Kurt and David, basically getting
through the Music Ontology, interlinked
music datasets (especially the
new classical music composers one), softwares in the MOTOOLS sourceforge project (mainly GNAT,
our music collection linker, and GNARQL, our music information aggregator,
showing a live demo of
this screencast). We finished on a SPARQL end-point providing access to
content-based features, based on our Henry software.
and demos are available here.
My personal highlights of the Saturday were the
DBPedia presentation by Georgi, the Automatic
indexing of science by Andrew, and
the BBC /programmes
presentation, where they finally unveiled their evil plans :-)
I did join them at the end to talk about one of the bubble on their
pentagram of data, the RDF programmes data.
On the Sunday,
we had a really great discussion about audio/video on the Semantic Web, with
people from Joost, from the BBC, from
Talis and from URIPlay. I guess one of the main achievement was the
mapping of the URIPlay ontology and the BBC one (well, ok, it was just a
owl:sameAs away :-) ). I did not actually play, but the
Semantopoly game looked like great fun!
I really enjoyed Nicholas
presentation about streaming RDF along with radio streams, also, with his neat
hardware hacks to create a Wifi radio station out of a vintage Philips one!
Then, I guess we had quite a geeky session with Tom, crawling the Linking Open Data cloud with
CURL, and hand-editing a FOAF file to manage several online identities:
I found Premasagar presentation on
microformats really interesting, as it made me realise a particular
"limitation" of microformats (perhaps I am not using exactly the right word,
here) that I really didn't get before.
Not to mention the great beers on Saturday, etc. etc. :-) It was a really
great week-end! Thank you Tom and Daniel!!