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March 31, 2010 10:33 ET

NYT, Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe Sponsor Triplification Challenge 2010

3.000 EUR prize money for the most promising Linked Data applications

VIENNA, AUSTRIA and GRAZ, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - The New York Times, Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe sponsor the Triplification Challenge 2010 taking place at the I-SEMANTICS Conference from 1 – 3 September 2010 in Graz / Austria. Together they have provided 3.000 Euro in prize money which will be given to the most promising application demonstrations and approaches built upon Linked Data. The Challenge 2010 is organized by an international consortium of Semantic Web experts and patroned by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Participants can choose between an open track and a special NYT track.

The open track sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe encourages submissions that fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
  • novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
  • applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

The NYT track invites submissions that make use of the Linked Data published at data.nytimes.com and one or more government datasets that relate to politics. Any dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world that would be of interest to a constituent of that government. These can range from the demographics of election districts to campaign finance to corporate spending on political messaging.

The submission deadline for both tracks is May 18, 2010.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee from industry and academia electing two winners in the open track and one winner in the NYT track.

For detailed information on the Triplification Challenge visit

http://i-semantics.tugraz.at/triplification-challenge

The award ceremony will take place at I-SEMANTICS, the 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems, taking place from 1 - 3 September 2010 in Graz / Austria which is held concurrently with I-KNOW, the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies. For details about the conferences go to http://i-semantics.tugraz.at.

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