The winners of the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge (SWC) were determined by a jury of leading experts in computer semantics from both academia and industry. The winners were announced at the 12th International Semantic Web Conference held in Sydney, Australia last month. This interesting news came from CIOL in their article, “Winners of 2013 Semantic Web Challenge announced.”

Garnering first price was The BBC World Service Archive Prototype by Yves Raimond and Tristan Herne. The winners showed a combination of audio processing, crowdsourcing, analytics, and visualization pulled together semantically, allowing the BBC to link and access archive materials within and during live broadcasts.

The SWC was first organized in 2003 to showcase the very latest in semantic web technology, and is open to everyone from industry and academia.

Melody K. Smith

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