Yesterday, OpenCalais launched Semantic Proxy, a tool that identifies metadata such as the people, companies, events in a page. You can find some more information and an enthusiastic review on Paul Miller’s ZDNet’s blog. I commented there and “mix and re-use “my comment here too, as I’d like to ensure maximum exposure to hopefully collect a diverse set of reactions.Image via Wikipedia
Let’s put that in the context of the Semantic Technology Value Chain. This launch comes as a perfect illustration of a company, Reuters –who is behind OpenCalais– seeking to deliver value to the user through a Semantic Application –in this case, one that will enable Semantic Pages– so it can leverage all those user interactions to grow and better their Semantic Metadata Store. Smart.
So does the Semantic Application do the job? (more…)