Linked Data Cloud

 
As of today, we are shutting down our existing linked data cloud in order to prepare for the availability of a new linked dataset on April 21. Calls made by the API will resolve to the following URI: http://d.opencalais.com/.
 
The linked dataset we will be making available on April 21 is an exact instance of the Thomson Reuters Information Model (TRiM). We will be delivering this linked data to you via PermID URI's. 
 

Teaser: 
Launching New and Improved Linked Data

Semantic Proxy Shutdown

 As of tomorrow, March 31, 2015, the Semantic Proxy service will be unavailable indefinitely.
 
We are retiring this service so that we can devote more resources to the new and improved Calais service.
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this service retirement, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Thank you.

Teaser: 
Making way for the New and Improved Calais

Major Changes Coming!

In the next couple of weeks, we will be making major changes to Open Calais. 
 

Teaser: 
A Plan for Migration

We Need Your Feedback!!!

Hey Gang,
 
Part of making your user experience the best it can be is to, from time to time, obtain your feedback. 
 
We are currently trying to gauge what sort of involvement you have in our Generic Relations service. As such, here is a link to a SHORT, 3 QUESTION survey that we invite you to take.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q9X7Q2C
 
Your participation in this is GREATLY appreciated. As mentioned before, our primary objective is to provide you an ideal user experience. 
 
Thank you so much!

Teaser: 
Generic Relations Usage Survey

"Ghost" Vulnerability

 Today our vendor has alerted us to a security vulnerability.
 
A security advisory CVE-2015-0235 related to glibC vulnerability aka “Ghost” was released on 1/27/14.  Exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to remote code execution (RCE).  This provides an attacker the capability to run code of their choosing on the affected machine.
 

Teaser: 
Security Advisory for Calais Users

Like Watson Analytics, Calais Helps Businesses Connect The Dots

 As of December 5, IBM launched the public beta of Watson Analytics. For those who are unfamiliar, this is one attempt by IBM to commercialize Watson by offering cloud-based predictive and analytics tools.
 
In reading about this new product, I can help but to think of our own Calais. Yes, in Watson Analytics, IBM is taking the taking the burden of forecasting off business executives' shoulders, while we are bringing clarity and organization to unstructured text, but one theme runs constant in both products: we are both connecting dots.

Teaser: 
Different Capabilities, Same Concept

Like Watson Analytics, Calais Helps Businesses Connect The Dots

 As of December 5, IBM launched the public beta of Watson Analytics. For those who are unfamiliar, this is one attempt by IBM to commercialize Watson by offering cloud-based predictive and analytics tools.
 
In reading about this new product, I can help but to think of our own Calais. Yes, in Watson Analytics, IBM is taking the taking the burden of forecasting off business executives' shoulders, while we are bringing clarity and organization to unstructured text, but one theme runs constant in both products: we are both connecting dots.

Teaser: 
Different Capabilities, Same Concept

Using Calais With R Language

For Data Scientists out there who are using the R programming language, we have good news: it is possible to use Calais with R code.
 
While we do not have any sample code available, you would call Calais as a java program following the advice given in this blog:
 
http://darrenjw.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/calling-java-code-from-r/
 
You can also call R function from java if that works better for you: http://rforge.net/JRI/.
 
If you require any more clarity, by all means email us or post a topic in the "Calais Initiative" forum: http://www.opencalais.com/forums/calais-forums/-calais-initiative.
 
Thank you so much and happy hunting!

Teaser: 
It is possible to use Calais with R Language!

Linked Data Awareness Forum

As you probably already know, we at Open Calais have a soft spot for linked data. Call it our bailywick, if you will.
 
However, we also recognize the fact that linked data, while conceptually not very young, is also not very well understood. Furthermore, we recognize we have customers from a variety of industries, some who might leverage our linked data, some who might not, and some who might not be getting as much out of it as they could.
 

Teaser: 
How familiar are you with the concept of "linked data"?

Retiring SemanticProxy.com

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, we will be retiring the service from SemanticProxy.com, as part of the Calais Initiative. While it has the potential to be a great service, it’s not living up to its promise as all major websites see it as nothing more than a pesky robot and they also require licensing for the service to derive the desired content.
 
While we might revisit the idea of replicating this functionality in the future, we currently have no concrete plans to do so. Thank you very much for your use of the product!

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