Having a presence ontology could be used to facilitate the integration of online presence data from various sources, or help in transferring data from one service to another. Interesting join to the Music Ontology.
MOAT (Meaning Of A Tag) provides a Semantic Web framework to publish semantically-annotated content from free-tagging
It aims to solve this by providing a way for users to define meaning(s) of their tags using URIs of Semantic Web resources (such as URIs from dbpedia, geonames … or any knowledge base), and then annotate content with those URIs rather than free-text tags.
Wikipedia Miner lets you query Wikipedia to resolve terms to their relevant topics and navigate the categories and links that organize them
Wikipedia Miner is a toolkit for navigating and making use of the structure and content of Wikipedia. It aims to make it very easy for you to integrate Wikipedia’s content into your own applications.
‘Semantic Web at the BBC’ workshop [BBC Internet Blog]
Nice write up from Silver – including Michael and Matt’s ‘brief introduction to the semantic web’, Alex talking about MOAT and Dan Brickley considering how OpenID might fit in.
Music APIs – Yahoo! make theirs available and someone else starts to use the BBC’s
iPlayer Real Converter
Easy access to the BBC radios’ Real streams. Nice work and handy for those that like their audio via Real.
Y! Music Battle of the APIs in the Key of Ruby [Yahoo! Developer Network Blog]
Yahoo! release a RESTful API to Yahoo! Music. Limited to 5,000 requests per day and for non commercial use. Nice though.
Finally some more news on the LHC
CERN are going to start up the Large Hadron Collider – Here’s how It plans to stop it [IEEE Spectrum]
The experiment will hurtle two hair-thin beams of hundreds of trillions of protons around a ring-shaped accelerator at 99.99 percent the speed of light, each unimpeded beam is capable of melting a 500-kilogram block of copper. Since malfunction could lead to a catastrophic accident we should be thankfully CERN has spent nearly two decades devising an interlocking system of fail-safes.