After several years of research, the fundamental semantic web technologies have reached a high maturity level. Nevertheless, the average web user has not yet taken advantage of their full potential. In this paper, we introduce the semantic web bottleneck, analyse the main problems that preserve it and suggest ways to overcome it. In particular, we discuss the issues involved in deploying, maintaining and using semantically rich web applications, decomposing this process into two primal ones: publishing and exploiting semantic content. We analyse the role of key players such as the web industry, the search engines, the academia, the web user, and the web engineers that essentially materialise and use these technologies. A roadmap is provided in order for the semantic web to gain further acceptance, based on three major axes: simplicity, mainly entailed by automation, integration with the existing technologies and practices, and adoption by the web industry driving forces.
Gas analysers support management of Swindon fire
The capability to convene a multi-agency Air Quality Cell (AQC) was established in England in 2009 following the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot incident. A review of this event identified the need to rapidly co-ordinate the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of air quality data in major incidents. Arrangements have been made in England to bring together experts from the Environment Agency (EA), Public Health England (PHE) and the Met Office on a 24/7, 365 days and year basis to form an AQC for any major...
Analysing four of the most contaminated foodstuffs
Food adulteration has been around since the Victorian times when cheese was often coloured with lead salts, beer and milk were watered down and flour was bulked out with chalk dust or ground bones .Governments apply stringent legislation and quality standards to food products but the practice of adulteration, driven by greed and profit, is still seen. There have been some very notable cases of food adulteration that highlight a problem rife in world markets . In November 2015 the Times of India ...
3 Reasons for Biopharmaceutical Labs to add Mass Detection to Routine Analyses
As regulators focus in on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biotherapeutics, what can biopharmaceutical labs in late development or QC do to increase confidence in their bioseparations assays – other than to run additional orthogonal assays? Many labs are finding the answer in mass detection, specifically with the ACQUITY QDa Detector from Waters. Here are three ways that mass detection is being adopted for monitoring large molecules. 1. Increase Certainty in Monitoring Peptide Maps and Peptide...
Redox conditions and groundwater quality issues of selected alluvial aquifers in Serbia
Redox conditions are an important regulator of aqueous biogeochemistry and knowledge about them is crucial for an understanding of the fate and occurrence of nitrates, emerging substances, and organic compounds in shallow groundwater. The aim of this paper is to determine redox categories, along with prevailing redox processes, and the differences in groundwater quality between shallow alluvial aquifers of Serbia's major rivers. The research was conducted on public water-supply wells in the alluvial plain of the...
Increased demand for XRF analyser hire
Steve Drake, NDT Market Manager at Ashtead Technology believes that XRF is one of the most important technologies in the company’s fleet of NDT and environmental testing instruments. “With a small amount of training, almost anyone can implement detailed inspections in a wide variety of applications, and with most instruments being lightweight and robust, XRF analysers are among the most popular rental items,” he adds. “We have therefore invested in a selection of the leading XRF equipment...