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" is part of the Calais Initiative from Thomson Reuters[1].

In the future the entire web will be one giant tightly interconnected information asset. Beyond just publishing information for humans, every site will expose its content in a way that’s readable by machines. Those machines will mix, match, filter and aggregate information to greatly improve things for us humans. We’re not there yet – but that’s the vision of the Semantic Web. is a little taste of what that future might look like. What SemanticProxy does is simple: it translates the content of any URL on the web to its semantic representation in RDF, HTML or Microformats. If you’re an RDF crawler hungry for a little semantic content – just point yourself at and we’ll fill you up.

Right now is optimized for performance on 30 of the world’s largest English-language news sites. In coming releases we’ll continue to refine and extend its capabilities to additional areas. While you’ll find it works best with news – feel free to experiment with other sites like Wikipedia or ... whatever. The results can be very encouraging.

SemanticProxy isn’t intended to be a great place for humans to visit. However, little semantic machines love to come by and spend a few high-quality milliseconds."[2]

How To Use

Wikipedia, News, Just about anything to RDF. One Step. No Waiting.

  1. Give the address of a web page
  2. Get rich semantic metadata about the people, companies, events and relationships on that page.


External Links


  1. Thomson Reuters:
  2. From - SemanticWeb Proxy - ABOUT page:

See Also