Re-Remapped in NY

Earlier this summer, shortly after NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot tweeted that the City has released the dataset behind MappedInNY, we did a faceted-search remix called Remapped in NY over the following weekend. Back then, we promised that we’ll extend it over time as soon as the data is updated.  But we got busy and the data wasn’t updated till late last month.  So just in …

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Using Linked Open Data Rocket Boosters to slay your Big ...

That’s the name of our lightning talk at the Big Data Camp during NYC Data Week , next Tuesday, at 6:30pm, at the Hilton New York. And the title says it all!  See how we enable “Open Data Wrangling as a Service” using our API (“Answering People Interface“).  See you there!

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SemtechBiz NYC 2012 Post-Conference Report

This was my fifth SemTech Conference. Ever since I got the semantic bug back in the summer of 2008, I’ve been making my annual pilgrimage to San Francisco  to get the latest and greatest on all things semantics with about 1200 of my fellow semtech nerds. And its always been a productive trip. I got my first under-the-hood look of Google Rich Snippets, Facebook Open …

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On Open Data and Smart Cities

On Friday, October 12, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. “The Linkers” – Ivan Herman, Bernadette Hyland, Andraz Tori, Eric Franzon, and Christine Connors were moderated by Paul Miller. I was honored to be invited as a guest, along with Hadley Beeman, an expert …

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Inspirations behind Ontodia

One year ago, Sami and I attended NYEBN’s “Find your Next Startup Partner” meetup at the Kaftra Lounge. We haven’t seen each other in a while, and it was a great way to reconnect.  We always wanted to work together again after shutting down Allkaz back in 2009 and the theme of the meetup was quite appropriate. After about 30 minutes, we realized that we …

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Remapped in NY

NYC is New Tech City!  It’s the fastest growing tech hub in the US!  Just take a gander at the Made in New York map launched last month at InternetWeekNY. The map is a great resource, but being metadata geeks, we thought we can tweak it a little bit and give it an Exhibit faceted search treatment after Rachel Sterne tweeted that the map data …

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Joel On The Panel: Wikis And Semantics At Semtechbiz SF

Ontodia’s CEO Joel Natividad  is on the PANEL: Wikis and Semantics  at Semtechbiz San Francisco (June 6th 2012) Panel details: Semantic technology has recently emerged as a powerful accelerator for social technologies. The potential is clearest at the intersection of wikis and semantics. Traditional wikis are some of the most successful platforms in existence for knowledge management and at creating consensus. Adding semantic technologies can …

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What’s next?

NYCFacets is just the first installment towards our ultimate vision of a network of data-driven pediacities. What is a “pediacity”, you might ask?  It’s a smart wiki-like system that collaborates all kinds of datasources about a city – from a city’s Open Data portal,  to statistics from the US Census, reviews from Yelp, gatherings in Meetup.com, etc. etc. etc. But we won’t abandon NYCFacets.  We’re …

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Why “Silicon Alley”?

NYC is in the middle of a startup boom, thanks, in no small part to the multi-pronged initiatives being pushed by the Bloomberg administration. And with the recently passed NYC Open Data Bill, things will only get more interesting fast (and we hope, Ontodia will have a role in further accelerating Open Data Innovation). However, I’ve always had mixed feelings about the “Silicon Alley” moniker. …

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NYCFacets Press Coverage

Press coverage of NYCFacets That’s So New York: NYC BigApps 3.0 Competition Awards MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF NYC BIGAPPS 3.0, THIRD ANNUAL COMPETITION TO CREATE APPS USING OFFICIAL CITY DATA Mayor Bloomberg announced the winners of NYC BigApps 3.0 City App Contest Won by a Tool for Those Who Make Apps NYCFacets named winner of annual apps competition NYC App Contest Loads Up On …

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