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Re: Tracking semantic web uptake

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: 05 May 2003 11:21:09 -0400
To: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: public-esw <public-esw@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1052148069.3276.20177.camel@birch>

On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 12:41, Dave Reynolds wrote:
> Is anyone aware of any groups tracking commercial take up of semantic web
> technology?
> Some of the applications we included in our applications survey report were
> commercial but I sure there are lots more that weren't covered in that.
> In particular, I was intrigued to notice this quote in an Interweek article on
> the Semantic Web:
>    "But W3C spokeswoman Janet Daly said RDF technologies are in use today 
>     by AOL Time Warner Inc., Hearst Corp. and LexisNexis. "
> Anyone know what any of these people are using RDF for?

With respect to you specific question, these companies are using PRISM
[1][2] to facilitate the exchange of  publishers content.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/#prism
[2] http://www.prismstandard.org/

With respect to your more general question on tracking commercial uptake
of semantic web technolgies, I am (as best as possible). However some
RDF based tools for facilitating this 'cataloging' process and allowing
for this to be more of a collaborative effort would be extremely helpful
(wink wink nudge nudge :).

eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/
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