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Paul Ford

Paul Ford is a writer and web developer living in Brooklyn, NY. He publishes Ftrain.com.

Articles by this author:

Of Presidents and Ontologies
At the pinnacle of election season in the U.S., Paul Ford returns with another Hacking Congress column. This time, Ford says things about the President using RDF and explains why the Semantic Web is about more than ontologies. [Nov. 3, 2004]

Stuck in the Senate
Paul Ford discovers that creating a clean RDF representation of the United States Senate is harder than he thought, and goes back to fix his mistakes, delving into the mysterious world of URNs along the way. [Oct. 13, 2004]

Uncle Sam's Semantic Web
Paul Ford comes to Washington, D.C., to report on the Semantic eGov conference, where he discovers that Uncle Sam has plans for the Semantic Web. [Sep. 15, 2004]

Screenscraping the Senate
In Paul Ford's first Hacking Congress column, he shows us how to turn information on the U.S. Senate site into RDF. [Sep. 1, 2004]

A First Look at the Kowari Triplestore
An introduction to the Kowari open source RDF store. [Jun. 23, 2004]

WWW2004 Semantic Web Roundup
Reporting from the WWW 2004 conference, Paul Ford surveys the state of the art in client and server side semantic web technology. [May. 26, 2004]

Berners-Lee Keeps WWW2004 Focused on Semantic Web
Delivering the opening keynote to the WWW2004 conference in New York, Tim Berners-Lee encouraged developers to aggressively adopt RDF. [May. 20, 2004]

Marking Up Bureaucracy
Needing to cope with its enormous needs for document and data exchange, the United States is looking more and more to XML. Paul Ford explains what happens when Washington meets markup. [Sep. 24, 2003]

Berkeley DB XML: An Embedded XML Database
Paul Ford introduces Sleepycat Software's Berkeley DB XML database, an XML-aware version of the popular Berkeley DB libraries, embedded in many software products. [May. 7, 2003]