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2006-04-22

NRC Cambridge Grand Opening

Yesterday we held the "grand opening" of our new Cambridge research center (press release is here).

Among other things, we demonstrated the integration of OINK (and Wilbur) with live RDF data from W3C "Zakim" teleconference bridge controller. In this application, we use Wilbur's reasoner (RDFS + owl:sameAs + owl:InverseFunctionalProperty) to connect Zakim's understanding of who is on the call with FoaF data published from callers' mobile phones. This, in effect, creates an ad hoc social network of the teleconference participants. Small Python application on the phones "injects" RDF data into OINK via an XML-RPC call.

Posted by ora at 12:48