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OpenData for UK Government pushing Semantic Web development for government transparency

[The UK Government recently committed to more open data](http://consulting.talis.com/2011/07/uk-government-commits-to-more-open-data/) when David Cameron announced the broadening of the publicly available government data with the publishing of key data on the National Health Service, schools, criminal courts and transport. This is a huge boon to anyone wanting to build intelligent apps that are data driven to allow for intelligent analysis of government actions and programmes. Continue reading OpenData for UK Government pushing Semantic Web development for government transparency

RDFa in TinyMCE for semantic web content markup

[TinyMCE](http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/) is a nice, ajax compatible, platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode. TinyMCE has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems. [RDFaCE](http://aksw.org/Projects/RDFaCE) is an online RDFa content editor based on TinyMCE. It supports different views for semantic content authoring and uses existing semantic Web APIs to facilitate annotating and editing of RDFa contents. The RDFaCE system architecture consists of three layers: Rich Text Editor, RDFaCE plugin and External Services layer. Continue reading RDFa in TinyMCE for semantic web content markup

Google graph engine cloned in Goldenorb

Google releases the odd bit of research on what is happening in the mothership. In some cases, Google will publish research papers describing one of the proprietary platforms driving its back end, and to a certain degree this allows outside developers to mimic these platforms with open source projects. Google papers on its GFS distributed file system and MapReduce distributed number-crunching platform, for example, gave rise to the open source [Hadoop](http://hadoop.apache.org/), and a paper on its BigTable distributed database sparked the open source [HBase project](http://hbase.apache.org/). Google published news of [Pregel](http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2009/06/large-scale-graph-computing-at-google.html) and now another OSS project has been brought from the forge. Continue reading Google graph engine cloned in Goldenorb