Why we’re all excited about Cross-Media Content Analysis?

Media in Context

We all know from our daily online experience that media contents are on the rise. Digital photography and DIY videos are part of our information diet: more than 71% of online adults use video-sharing sites on a regular basis and 46% of Internet users post original photos and videos.

While information grows we’re gearing up with our sister company Insideout10 to set-up a new framework for semantic analysis of media contents such as photos, videos and audio files. Read more on the Insideout10 Blog.


Open Platform for Linked Data

If you’re planning to use Semantic Technologies and Linked Data you shall check this presentation from Sergio Fernández on Apache Marmotta Redlink’s core data publishing tool for organisations willing to publish and to build custom applications using Linked Data.

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Redlink is Interact Egypt’s sister company focused on Semantic Technologies.


WordLift adds support for Google in-depth articles on your WordPress site

We’re happy to announce we’ve been releasing WordLift 2.6 to help you mark-up your pages on your WordPress self-hosted website using the schema.org tags required by Google for in-depth articles. Here is the official announcement from the Google Inside Search blog: the goal of in-depth articles is to provide users with a richer experience on the Google search page by highlighting articles that provide a wider overview on the topic being searched. These articles show up when approaching broad topics such as “love”, “happiness” and a lot more including “Italy”, “Egypt”, “blogging” or even famous personalities like “Steve Jobs” (and very few others at this stage). If you’re interested in understanding more how in-depth articles can help you drive traffic to your site you shall read this post on the Redlink’s blog – else simply jumpstart on it by going through the following steps:

  • install and configure the latest version of WordLift,
  • activate the plugin,
  • enable the in-depth mark-up from the WordLift options menu,
  • set the Google+ IDs in the Users page of your WordPress blog (simply add the number you find on your Google+ page after “https://plus.google.com/b/” – this “112007778192372418730” is for example the Google+ ID of the WordLift Google+ profile),
  • check with the Google Structured Data Testing Tool if the proper mark-up has been added to your posts.

Results are rewarding and this:

can turn into this:

Enjoy editing using WordLift!


Are You Ready To Make Sense of Your Data?

We finally sent to the Cloud Redlink’s new website and we will release in the coming months the APIs that will allow developers and enterprises to plugin semantic technologies and linked data services to their existing applications and workflows.

Redlink is a company headquartered in Salzburg, Austria and co-founded by Insideout10 (the sister company of Interact Egypt), Zaizi (an experienced open source ICT consulting firm based in the UK) and the amazing team of researchers behind Apache Stanbol and Apache Marmotta.

Here is a quick introductory video where I explain where the Redlink name comes from.

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