Billion Triples Challenge Intro
At the beginning of December, Jim and I have sent the following email to SW related mailing lists around the World, introducing the idea of this Challenge. The reaction we got was immense: we had close to 50 people subscribing to the mailing list within a 24 hour time-frame, with currently more than 90 people tuned in. If you are interested, please join as well.
This is the first public pre-announcement of the Open Web, Billion Triples Challenge, which will be organized as a special track of next year’s Semantic Web Challenge. This track will be in addition to the traditional SWC competition and it will focus on pushing the limits in tool design on the fronts of scalability in size and robustness in the face of data typically found on the Web. The goal of the competition is also to generate new application ideas, i.e. to show what is possible with Web metadata today.The details of this Challenge are yet to be determined and we are calling on the Semantic Web community to help us in its formation. For this purpose we have set up a mailing list  and would like to invite everyone interested in this new Challenge to join this list. The mailing list will serve to discuss the data sets and rules of competition, and later to disseminate all other information regarding the new Challenge.Best Regards,The co-chairs of the SWC:Jim Hendler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)Peter Mika (Yahoo! Research)