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Web 3.0 hits the streets

From: Mills Davis <mdavis@project10x.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 12:11:02 -0500
Message-Id: <246DACC9-5B58-4D32-A642-6BE35A209AF9@project10x.com>
To: eGovIG IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Have an iPhone? 
You might want to try  SIRI virtual assistant. 
It's a free app, released last Friday.


Sure, it's far from perfect, but I'm impressed. SIRI points the way to the next level of semantic web apps  in which the semantic web becomes more than just a "web of data,"  but also a "web of services" with intelligent UIs.  Today, people are discovering the value of linked (open) data. That is, connecting information across the web creates new value and is more than simple aggregation.  But, what SIRI demonstrates is that we can also talk about the value linked (open) services that put this information to work for people. You are no longer merely searching or browsing, no longer just retrieving information; rather, you're solving human problems. That's using the web in a whole new way. 

Now, you might ask, are semantic web standards quite ready for this new breed of applications? If not, then it's probably a good time to update them so we can have "semantic APIs" to make building them easier.  

Mills Davis
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Received on Sunday, 7 February 2010 17:11:32 UTC

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