SemSol

SemSol is a forthcoming Web development framework that uses Semantic Web technology to significantly increase productivity and flexibility for everyday Web programming.

Hmm, the description on the page sounds really promising. It uses hot things like SPARQL, RDF, microformats and so on.
Hope there will soon be some more information.

Taking Wikipedia to the next level

Just read something about the following project:

DBpedia.org is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and to make this information available on the Web. DBpedia allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia and to link other datasets on the Web to Wikipedia data.

Instead of searching the full-text of Wikipedia, it allows you to execute SPARQL-Queries on the data. With “the data” i mean RDF-Data. Because the goal of the DBpedia-project is to create a whole bunch of structured data out of the Wikipedia-texts.

A little search interface can be found at http://dbpedia.org/search/.

Oort

Oort is a toolkit for creating RDF-driven WSGI-compliant web applications.The purpose of this is to make it easy to create web views of RDF Graphs by using some declarative python programming.

Oort uses RDFLib, Paste and Genshi for the heaving lifting. Initial support for Template Plugins alá Buffet and TurboGears is included (but ain’t 100% full-proof yet).

Queso. RDF storage. Atom based.

Elias Torres, Wing Yung and Ben Szekely have created an ATOM-Server called Queso with a little interface using AJAX:

Queso is a J2EE-style application that implements the Atom Protocol specification currently in draft-09 atop an RDF server called Boca (the restaurant’s name is Boca Grande, a.k.a. Big Mouth) using Henry Story’s Atom OWL for the model and of course opening up a SPARQL endpoint to query the contents the store.

The actual data-storing takes place using RDF-Data. But the data is inserted by the user or the machine using Atom-syntax:

Content is inserted into the system is by posting Atom entries. The entries are stored as RDF (converted via Atom OWL by Henry Story), so their content and metadata is accessible via SPARQL queries. []

But test yourself under http://abdera.watson.ibm.com:8080/browser/. Its very rudimental so far, but looks promising.