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Presenters to Explain How XML is Complementing Semantic Technology to Create New Applications, Connecting Data, Content and Processes

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — June 6, 2011 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced that Bill Stewart, business development manager at MarkLogic, and Stephen Buxton, director of product management at MarkLogic, will present at this year’s Semantic Technology Conference in San Francisco. Stewart will present “Data Fusion for Command and Control,” today from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (PT) and Buxton will present the session, “Querying Tuples in an XML Store and SPARQL to XQuery Translation,” tomorrow from 1:40 – 2:30 p.m. (PT). Buxton will be joined by Li Ding, semantic expert and research scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Stewart is business development manager at MarkLogic. He is the author of several whitepapers on the use of semantic analytics to support government standards for information sharing. Stewart’s session will look into how semantic technology is helping the Department of Defense Command and Control (C2) move from stove pipe systems to a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach, ultimately eliminating the need for costly and time consuming normalization of data.

Stephen Buxton is a member of the W3C XQuery Working Group and a founder/member of the XQuery Full-Text Task Force. Buxton is the co-author (with Jim Melton) of “Querying XML— XQuery, XPath, and SQL/XML in Context,” from Morgan-Kaufmann. Buxton’s presentation will explore current efforts in representing tuples as XML documents for querying across large tuple sets. It will also look at research on connecting XML stores to semantic technologies.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in the amount of unstructured information out there, and in the ways people want to get value from that content. MarkLogic is unique as a platform that enables semantic technologies, alongside document-centric query and analysis, at huge scale,” said Buxton. “What we’ve seen with many customers is a need to eliminate costly and time consuming applications and a need to support data that does not fit well into the rows and columns of a relational database. This emphasizes the need for software like MarkLogic, which is the only software that can leverage unstructured information in order to fully take advantage of semantic technologies.”

For more information about how MarkLogic can be used for semantics, a video from semantic expert Dr. Jim Hendler can be found discussing semantics and the advantages that can be achieved using semantics with MarkLogic Server.

To learn more about the Semantic Technology Conference or to register, please visit the conference website.