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Re: Where are the semantic web applications?

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:42:35 -0500
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To: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Eyal Sela <eyal@isoc.org.il>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Anything starting to be developed with Drupal 7 is a semantic web
application

Juan Sequeda
+1-575-SEQ-UEDA
www.juansequeda.com


On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi Eyal,
> I think maybe it is time that you got a reply to this :-)
>
> The first thing is that it should be quite hard to identify that a website
> is a “semantic web application”.
> I would say that a good site should hide the details of technology of
> implementation, whatever that technology is – why would users want to know?
>
> A couple of sites come to mind:
> The BBC in the UK has done a lot of SW stuff, and for the World Cup made an
> exciting decision to use an RDF store right from the start of its developing
> coverage.
> Thus its site:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010
> can, I think, be described as a genuine semweb site. See:
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/07/the_world_cup_and_a_call_to_ac.html
>
> It is impossible to see that the BBC site is wemweb, which is just great,
> as far as I am concerned.
>
> Museums Finland has had semweb facilities attached for many years now, and
> a metasearch (I think that is what it is) can be found at
> http://www.museosuomi.fi/
> See
> http://www.seco.tkk.fi/applications/museumfinland/
>
> Our own http://rkbexplorer.com/ site is semweb throughout.
>
> But in fact, I think things get even more complicated.
> Semantic Web should not be “all or nothing”.
> It is one of the technologies that can inform an application or web site,
> and so components of “normal” sites can use semweb, and I think this is
> increasingly what you will see.
> Two examples we have facilitated:
> At the British Museum, we have used semweb to link up their Conservation
> data with the Catalogue, so that the web can show both.
> If you click on the “Conservation” tab at:
>
> http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=117631&partid=1&searchText=rosetta+stone&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1
> It does various things, including live queries to a remote RDF store, to
> add this small bit – not a lot, but that is the way of the world.
>
> Another example from ECS at Southampton queries the Community of Practice
> service from rkbexplorer to embed a “Works with” list into home pages, using
> analysis of the weighted different semantic relations between people to rank
> them. Eg (on the right under the photo):
> http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/mjb
> (And of course the whole site has published RDF for many years, which is on
> eof the reasons it was relatively easy to add our facility.)
>
> Best
> Hugh
>
> On 08/06/2010 13:59, "Eyal Sela" <eyal@isoc.org.il> wrote:
>
> With Facebook causing lots of websites publish RDFa, I would expect to see
> some interesting semantic web applications (i.e. ones that consume linked
> data, such as http://data.nytimes.com/schools/schools.html). I'm
> constantly monitoring the web for these application, but haven't run into
> ones yet (except those which display as HTML the RDFa that was in a web
> page).
>
> Any thought on why that is or where I could find them?
>
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