The winners of the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge (SWC) were announced at the 12th International Semantic Web Conference held in Sydney, Australia in late October. The results were determined by a jury of leading experts in computer semantics from both academia and industry, and Elsevier sponsored the challenge and prizes. The Wall Street Journal brought this news to our attention in their article, “Winners of the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge Announced at the International Semantic Web Conference Held in Sydney.”

There were 17 proposals that were submitted to the challenge and of these, nine progressed to the final round of the competition. The panel of experts finally selected four Open Track Challenge winners and one Big Data Track winner. Check out all the winners in the article.

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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