It seems that in the era of Wikipedia and Freebase and linked data of all sorts, there should be at least a semi-effective, vaguely fakely intelligent way to convert strings to sentence case (all lowercase except for proper nouns).
You know, at the very least have it recognize country/state/province names and have been run over some Who’s Who lists or something.
If there is such a thing, I can’t find it. I have looked.
Any insight or suggestions?
I had the feeling that more than a few of my Organization of Information students were looking at me with skepticism when I claimed the semantic web is not a pipe dream.
No, I cannot deploy my Agent to to make a vet appointment for my cat that works with the vet’s hours, and my sleep and work schedules. But, in the past week or so (pardon my lack of sense of time), the following have been announced:
- Google to support and index RDFa and microformats, provide “rich snippets”
- LC releases URI-referenceable LCSH into the wild via id.loc.gov
- Data.gov launches, increasing access to machine-readable government datasets
Little by little… the web gets more semantic all the time.
Now, where is my semantic personal knowledge management tool that actually works? Blog post series in the works on that obsession…