Archive for the “Semantic web” category

Can Google tame the law?

By Nick Holmes on December 4, 2009

I recently posted on the FreeLegalWeb blog about Legal Opinions on Google Scholar. This was principally to question the assertion that the new service will empower the average citizen. But there are bigger questions to answer about Google’s ability meaningfully (…)

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Exposing the social graph

By Nick Holmes on February 8, 2008

With the launch last week of Google’s Social Graph API we can finally start to visualise the “social graph” – the connections between people on the web. It is only relatively recently that the relationships between people have been declared (…)

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The Network in 2008

By Nick Holmes on December 17, 2007

This year Web 2.0 came of age. Blogs, wikis, photo sharing, video sharing, social networking, social this, social that, SaaS: all these services have developed at phenomenal pace. In particular, the Facebook craze burst out of its collegiate limitations and (…)

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Defining the semantic web

By Nick Holmes on November 28, 2007

In 1999 Tim Berners-Lee had a dream for what he called the “semantic web“, in which computers become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, (…)

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