OpenAmplify Opens Up To The Semantic Web Community

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picture-811The semantic web platform, OpenAmplify, is today launching its new community area to encourage more collaboration in developing semantic tools for the web. And alongside the launch, it has a new promotion to hopefully improve Gmail.

The community area is exactly what you’d think it would be: An area for people with like-minded thoughts about the semantic web to gather and hash out ideas. The semantic web, of course, deals with looking beyond simple links that make up the web, to try and understand a deeper meaning and context behind that content. The development of the semantic web has been what OpenAmplify is trying to foster using its Natural Language Processing technology.

So far, OpenAmplify highlights three things that its members have built:

•       Drupal PlugIn – a community-developed module that permits Drupal users to enrich their content with semantic metadata
•       TweetyPants.com and tweetSentiments.com – Web destinations that present Twitter users’ sentiments in interesting ways
•       ampCloud – tag cloud for blogs and other Web sites to determine writer sentiment around specific subjects, terms and key words

That’s all well and good, but the most interesting thing is the challenge the company is launching alongside this rollout. From now until July 16, OpenAmplify is challenging users to build a Firefox add-on that extends the functionality of Gmail. Obviously, some of those already exist, but a killer semantic web add-on could actually make email handling a lot better. So we’ll see what comes from that.

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  • Ryan

    I think there would be more interest and participation of developers if they had chosen to extend the functionality of Google Wave with NLP than Gmail.

    • http://community.openamplify.com Mike Petit

      Hi Ryan –

      Perhaps we’ll do that, too :-)

      Could I ask you to come to the community site and open up a discussion on that idea, with your ideas as to how OpenAmplify and Wave could be integrated? Let’s see if it gets traction. We do intend to launch more challenges, so your idea could take off.

  • http://www.ledscreenchina.com led panel

    Great …!! The semantic web platform, OpenAmplify, is today launching its new community area to encourage more collaboration in developing semantic tools for the web. And alongside the launch, it has a new promotion to hopefully improve Gmail.

  • http://community.openamplify.com Mike Petit

    Thanks for the shout out, MG. I’d just like to add that we are placing particular emphasis upon project-oriented collaboration. We believe that, by providing the means of organizing projects and supporting them with our own resources, we can get real-world applications out there in quantity. The Semantic Web needs ammo: practical apps available to all. Our community will try to meet that need.

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  • http://blog.alchemyapi.com/ Elliot

    Big week for semantic / NLP announcements! AlchemyAPI announced a big update as well (2 new languages, Linked Data / RDF, text categorization):

    http://sev.prnewswire.com/computer-electronics/20090618/LA3482218062009-1.html

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