Version 11 Shows Semantic Web Tools Announcements to be on a Furious Pace
After a two months hiatus, I have just updated AI3's listing of semantic Web and -related tools to version 11; follow the links below.
This version adds 72 new tools — one of the largest additions ever — since the last update on September 16, bringing the new total to 650 tools.
Like prior versions, this new Sweet Tools listing is provided either as:
- A lightweight online database display using Exhibit
- A simple table for quick download or copying, or as
- A full RDF download in either RDF/XML or N3 format.
Background on prior listings and earlier statistics may be found on these previous posts:
- New Release: 578 Semantic Web and -related Tools (Sept. 16, 2007)
- 542 Semantic Web and -related Tools (Jun. 19, 2007)
- Listing of 500 Semantic Web and Related Tools (Mar. 11, 2007)
- Sweet Tools Updated to 420 Tools (Feb. 7, 2007)
- Converting 'Sweet Tools' to an Exhibit (Jan. 22, 2007)
- Permanent Sweet Tools Listing — 400+ Tools and Counting!< (Jan. 5, 2007)
- Comprehensive Listing of 250 Semantic Web Tools (updated) (Oct. 4, 2006)
- Comprehensive Listing of 175 Semantic Web Tools (Sep. 22, 2006)
- Current Listing of 70 Semantic Web Tools (Aug. 12, 2006)
With interim updates periodically over that period.
In thanks to Henry Story, whose chat note prompted me to post this long overdue update, I have also included some of the tools breakdowns he enjoys.
Here is a table of tools categories, showing both the last breakdown from about 9 months ago when there were 500 tools in the listing, and today with 650 tools:
|13||23||Query Language or Service|
|23||37||Browser (RDF, other)|
|22||28||Wiki- or blog-related|
|30||33||Parser or Converter|
|22||23||Wrapper (Web data extractor)|
|3||3||Description or Formal Logics|
|—||2||Rules and related|
|6||12||NOT ACTIVE (???)|
The fastest growing categories are listed first, with RDF, ontologies, and search growing the most. Note some categories have been added and others are being re-classified or delisted as time and familiarity with the listing grows. Certain areas of current interest, such as NLP, also see increased listings as a result. Of course, all such categorizations have a degree of arbitrariness.
You’ll be pleased to see, Henry, that Java is still holding serve on market share!
Note: Because of comments expirations on prior posts, this entry is now the new location for adding a suggested new tool. Simply provide your information in the comments section, and your tool will be included in the next update. (Hopefully, that will not take another two months!) 🙂