Nigel Shadbolt talks at Royal Society

The talk, entitled “Opening the information floodgates: the technologies and challenges of a web of linked data,” was part of the Royal Society’s programme of lectures for the public on the latest developments in science and technology.

The lecture took place on the 16th of November 2010. Professor Shadbolt discussed the opportunities offered by the rapidly increasing amount of information available on the Web and the emergence of the Web of Linked Data. He also discussed the challenges these developments pose, such as maintaining privacy and integrity of data.

Semantic Web Researchers gather in Shanghai

At the recent International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Shanghai, Seme4 researchers were again active.

Wendy Hall, Nigel Shadbolt, Hugh Glaser and Ian Millard were all able to attend, and take part in the lively discussions.

They had papers in both the main ISWC conference (on “How to Reuse a Faceted Classification and Put it on the Semantic Web”) and the important associated First International Workshop On Consuming Linked Data (COLD2010) on “Consuming Multiple Linked Data Sources: Challenges and Experiences” and “Linked Timelines: Temporal Representation and Management in Linked Data”.