Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Semantic Web

I came across a great talk on Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation on YouTube. The talk was given by Peter Patel-Schneider. In the presentation, he talks about:
  • the evolution of Semantic Web
  • various Semantic Web languages
  • benefits of Semantic Web
  • problems with the Semantic Web Vision.
After seeing the talk, I see the benefits and issues with Semantic Web theory however there are not applications or tools which process Semantic Web languages. I believe Mashups, Representational State Transfer (REST) web services, and Web 2.0 implementations is a good step towards the next generation of internet technologies. Semantic Web takes the approach of adding intelligence at the data tier while Web 2.0 takes the approach of enabling the user to intimately control the data or the rendering of data. I highly recommend Peter Patel-Schneider's talk.

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