Techno-cruft from around the Web, plus really pithy observations about Java and other future legacy technologies. Yes, pithy I say.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
OpenCalais is one of the most innovative and potentially disruptive online services to hit the Web in recent memory. To understand its importance, you have to be a bit of a geek, preferably a text-analytics or computational-linguistics geek, maybe an information-access or “search” geek, or a reasonably technical content-technology freak who understands the potential uses of metadata. It’s not easy to sum up OpenCalais in a few words. Suffice it to say, though, if you haven’t heard of OpenCalais before, you should visit http://www.opencalais.com. It’s an interesting undertaking, to be sure.
One of the services OpenCalais exposes is automatic extraction of entity metadata from text. If you call the OpenCalais service using the proper arguments, you can essentially pass it any kind of t [From assertTrue( ): OpenCalais-OpenOffice mashup]
assertTrue( ): OpenCalais-OpenOffice mashup