All posts by Phil Archer

W3C and Big Data

The term big data, or to give it marketing spin, Big Data, means different things to different people. For operators of wind turbine arrays it might mean handling the 2GB of data created by each turbine every hour describing its power generation and the sensor readings that are then used to predict and prevent component […]

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 […]