All posts by Phil Archer

HTTPS and the Semantic Web/Linked Data

In short, keep writing “http:” and trust that the infrastructure will quietly switch over to TLS (https) whenever both client and server can handle it. Meanwhile, let’s try to get SemWeb software to be doing TLS+UIR+HSTS and be as secure as modern browsers. Sandro Hawke As we hope you’ve noticed, W3C is increasing the security […]

After More Than A Decade of Success: Where is the Money?

Two recent conferences, SemTechBiz in Silicon Valley and SEMANTiCS in Leipzig, gave me the opportunity to explore (at least) 10 years of success of Semantic Web technologies. From the technically simple but high impact use of vocabularies like DCAT and SKOS through to highly sophisticated use of ontological reasoning in areas such as health care […]

Interoperable Governments?

Work being undertaken under the direction of the The European Commission's ISA Programme is close to completion. The output is a set of 4 vocabularies that are designed to improve interoperability of public sector data. Developed initially in a European context, these vocabularies match deliverables of the W3C Government Linked Data Working Group which will develop them further to create globally recognized, stable standards that can be used with confidence by governments around the world.