Hi Stanbolers,

thanks for all the replies. This looks really promising and is a good
sign that so much interest still exists in using the Stanbol
technology.

Now, we have to figure out a way to get everyone on board to start
contributing and taking responsibility for the project.

Best
Fabian

2017-02-27 13:14 GMT+01:00 Andrea Nuzzolese <andrea.nuzzol...@istc.cnr.it>:
> Hi all,
>
> first, sorry for the late reply, nevertheless I hope this email could be 
> helpful to the discussion.
> At the Semantic Technology Laboratory of the CNR in Italy we have been using 
> Apache Stanbol since it was born and we are still using it in different 
> research projects dealing with semantic enhancement of content.
>
> Additionally, few months ago we founded a start-up (basically a spin-off of 
> the CNR) which re-uses many parts of the Stanbol stack within its products.
> Hence, as a start-up we would be really interested in the future of Apache 
> Stanbol and we can put some effort by providing some additional developers to 
> contribute to its evolution.
>
> —
> Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Ph.D.
> Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLab)
> Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology (ISTC)
> National Research Council (CNR)
> Via Nomentana 56, Roma - Italy
>
>> On 24 Feb 2017, at 16:08, A. Soroka <aj...@virginia.edu> wrote:
>>
>> Yes, it would certainly be best to have more than one opportunity, with such 
>> a global group. If you are not available on Monday, Rafa, let's not push for 
>> that date. Let's find a date to start with that is good for both you and 
>> Rupert.
>>
>> Rupert?
>>
>> ---
>> A. Soroka
>> The University of Virginia Library
>>
>>> On Feb 24, 2017, at 10:00 AM, Rafa Haro <rh...@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I wouldn't be available next Monday, but maybe we can organize more than
>>> one :-). I insist, in order to make any sense out of this we need @Rupert
>>> to join these meetings. He is, by far, the most experienced Stanbol
>>> developer and the one with the broader knowledge. Please @Rupert, raise
>>> your voice man :-)
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Rafa
>>>
>>> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 3:33 PM Michal Krajňanský <
>>> michal.krajnan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Mr. Soroka,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you for quick reply and direct call proposal. It will be my pleasure
>>>> to meeting you virtually.
>>>>
>>>> The suggested time Monday 27th 10AM EST works well, so you may consider it
>>>> settled. I will try to get involved also the managing director of our
>>>> department located in Brno, Czech Republic, Matej Dusik.
>>>>
>>>> I am looking forward to having a fruitful discussion.
>>>>
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Michal Krajnansky
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 3:22 PM A. Soroka <aj...@virginia.edu> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> We had a few volunteers to begin learning the codebase to take it
>>>> forward,
>>>>> and willingness from at least some of the current committers to teach,
>>>> but
>>>>> I think we need a bit more organization! :grin:
>>>>>
>>>>> I will make a concrete suggestion. Would it be possible to have a video
>>>>> call (perhaps with Google Hangout) about this on (just throwing out a
>>>> date
>>>>> here) this coming week, Monday 27 February, at 10AM EST?
>>>>>
>>>>> I would be able to attend. I realize that we are a far-flung group, so
>>>> I'm
>>>>> just throwing out that date to get us started. The most important thing,
>>>> of
>>>>> course, is to get as many current committers involved as is practical.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> A. Soroka
>>>>> The University of Virginia Library
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Feb 24, 2017, at 8:50 AM, Michal Krajňanský <
>>>>> michal.krajnan...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dear Stanbol users,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was wondering, if there were any results of the discussion about the
>>>>>> Apache Stanbol future.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I work for a R&D team of Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe, and we have
>>>>> been
>>>>>> using Stanbol enhancement pipeline in our prototypes concerning
>>>>> information
>>>>>> extraction from unstructured data.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> We are highly interested in the continuing evolutoin of the Stanbol
>>>>>> project, and willing to actively support it. Is here anyone who could
>>>>> tell
>>>>>> us, what would be a good way to approach the existing Stanbol
>>>>> stakeholders,
>>>>>> and support the project by active development and possibly via other
>>>>> ways?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Michal Krajnansky
>>>>>> Research Specialist Junior, Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:14 PM A. Soroka <aj...@virginia.edu> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Perhaps we can start a page for people to put their name down for
>>>> this?
>>>>> I
>>>>>>> couldn't find an Apache wiki site-- is there somewhere the developers
>>>>> think
>>>>>>> appropriate?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>> A. Soroka
>>>>>>> Apache Jena / The University of Virginia Library
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Jan 23, 2017, at 12:08 PM, Aaron Coburn <acob...@amherst.edu>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I would also be very interested.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We use the entityhub component quite a bit at our institution, and I
>>>>>>> would be happy to be involved.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Aaron Coburn
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Jan 22, 2017, at 12:30 PM, Antero Duarte <a.fduar...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I would definitely be up for that!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 3:33 p.m. A. Soroka, <aj...@virginia.edu>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Ditto. If there are other folks who would be interested in
>>>>>>> participating
>>>>>>>>>> in something like this, now would be a good time to raise your
>>>> voice!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>>>> A. Soroka
>>>>>>>>>> The University of Virginia Library
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Jan 21, 2017, at 10:20 AM, Andrew Valencik <and...@affin.io>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I think the "mandatory" documentation contribution is a great idea
>>>>>>> (and
>>>>>>>>>>> very reasonable). I'd be happy to partake!
>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:13 AM Rafa Haro <rh...@apache.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> I wouldn't mind to be involved in that but it would be almost
>>>>>>>>>> "mandatory"
>>>>>>>>>>>> to contribute some Developer Documentation as outcome of those
>>>>>>> meetings
>>>>>>>>>>>> :-). @Rupert we specially need you here :-)
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 4:09 PM A. Soroka <aj...@virginia.edu>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I agree that the barrier to contribution is very high. I recall
>>>>>>> having
>>>>>>>>>>>>> issues with the documentation initially and the only
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> available book on Stanbol was not sufficient.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If there was renewed interest in bringing on other developers I
>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>>>>>>> interested in investing the time to learn to codebase.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> I second this!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Perhaps (I know it's very difficult to organize synchronous time
>>>>>>> for a
>>>>>>>>>>>>> globally-distributed group but perhaps) we could try to
>>>> organize a
>>>>>>> boot
>>>>>>>>>>>>> camp meeting on-line? In other words, those people who (like
>>>>> Andrew
>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>>>>>> myself) would be willing to contribute as part of a larger
>>>> effort
>>>>>>> could
>>>>>>>>>>>> get
>>>>>>>>>>>>> some virtual time with one or more committers/PMC members to
>>>> take
>>>>> an
>>>>>>>>>>>>> in-depth tour of the system from the developer point of view and
>>>>>>> hear
>>>>>>>>>>>> about
>>>>>>>>>>>>> the outstanding architectural issues, maybe start to figure out
>>>>>>> points
>>>>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>>>>> contribution.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> I realize this would make a lot of demands on the committers
>>>>>>> involved,
>>>>>>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>>>>>>>> it might be a way to inject some fuel into the effort.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just an idea...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>>>>>>> A. Soroka
>>>>>>>>>>>>> The University of Virginia Library
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Jan 18, 2017, at 9:54 AM, Andrew Valencik <and...@affin.io>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We use Stanbol in production to annotate text with entities as
>>>>>>> part of
>>>>>>>>>>>>> some
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> of our data products.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> We do this via the REST API.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Originally we were using the content hub to store all the
>>>>> documents
>>>>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>>>>>>>> saw
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> higher than expected failures.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The entity engines seem a bit more resilient to varying content
>>>>>>> types
>>>>>>>>>> /
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> encoding.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I agree that the barrier to contribution is very high.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I recall having issues with the documentation initially and the
>>>>>>> only
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> available book on Stanbol was not sufficient.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If there was renewed interest in bringing on other developers I
>>>>>>> would
>>>>>>>>>>>> be
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> interested in investing the time to learn to codebase.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 5:53 AM Raffaele Palmieri <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> raffaele.palmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear community,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> we are using 0.12 version with content hub. I find Stanbol
>>>> very
>>>>>>>>>>>>> flexible to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> enhance content, specially those unstructured ones.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> For that regards connections with other projects, we have done
>>>>>>> some
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> thoughts about the use with Apache Marmotta with nosql
>>>> backends
>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>>>>>> big
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> data scenarios. Also with Apache Manifold to implement
>>>>> enrichment
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> existent document repositories, that's a common request.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raffaele.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2017-01-16 22:41 GMT+01:00 Antero Duarte <
>>>> a.fduar...@gmail.com
>>>>>> :
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi there,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Stanbol is very useful for me! Greatest and easiest tool for
>>>> us
>>>>>>> to
>>>>>>>>>> do
>>>>>>>>>>>>> NLP
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and linked data. Has there been any discussion to move
>>>> towards
>>>>> a
>>>>>>>>>>>> nosql
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> storage solution, or is solr still the best thing for us?
>>>> Also,
>>>>>>> what
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> about
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> upgrading solr? How much work would be involved in that?
>>>>> Anyway,
>>>>>>>>>>>> great
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> tool, really hope this doesn't die!!!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Antero
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, 16 Jan 2017, 4:43 p.m. Bertrand Delacretaz, <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bdelacre...@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Rafa Haro <
>>>> rh...@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ...I participated
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> also in the development of the Java client, so I could take
>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> responsibility of bringing that one as well...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FWIW, I won't be involved in decisions about this as I left
>>>>> the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Stanbol PMC a while ago - I'm just commenting from a
>>>> community
>>>>>>>>>> point
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> of view, as an experienced Apache member.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> A while ago Stanbol was "larger" and more focused on its
>>>> core,
>>>>>>> but
>>>>>>>>>>>> as
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> its community becomes smaller (IIUC) it's probably good to
>>>>> bring
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> everyone here, as much as possible, even it it means a
>>>>> slightly
>>>>>>>>>> less
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> focused codebase. This can also help recruiting more active
>>>>>>>>>>>> committers
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and PMC members by involving them directly here.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That might make Stanbol more sustainable, as a community of
>>>>>>> people
>>>>>>>>>>>> who
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> need similar functionality.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> -Bertrand
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Andrew Valencik
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Data Scientist
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Affinio <http://www.affinio.com> | Twitter <
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://twitter.com/valencik>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> |
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Andrew Valencik
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Data Scientist
>>>>>>>>>>>
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