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Re: explain semantic web to your gran

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 11:23:21 -0400
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To: "H Hollis, Archaeology" <hh3845@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Heidi --

You may be interested in the Internet Business Logic system for your purposes.

It tries to be non-techie, by supporting folks who write rules in English, 
and then run them over tables of data.

The author- and user interface is a browser, and non-commercial use is free.

the system is online, with tutorials, and a number of examples that you can 
view, run and change, at www.reengineeringllc.com.

Of course, you can also write and run your own examples.

HTH,  -- Adrian

                                            INTERNET BUSINESS LOGIC


Dr. Adrian Walker
Reengineering LLC
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At 02:55 PM 8/11/04 +0100, you wrote:

>Hi, I'm an MA student with a question.
>What site(s) would you show to your gran to explain the power of semantic 
>I am designing an educational online database of digital archival material 
>from a museum, in which I want the relationships between the objects 
>(images, short films, artefacts, sound clips) to have a flexible 
>associations. The objects in the database should be the starting point of 
>exploration, not then end-point of a series of drop-down menus and 
>categories. I want the user to have a part in creating the groups into 
>which the artefacts are gathered (so a photo is not just boxed into 19th 
>Century India but could also be gathered into images of Tigers, or 
>Differnt Styles of Dress).
>A colleague here in Bristol suggested I look into semantic web as a way of 
>understanding versitile organisation systems for databases, but I am not a 
>techie, and am not sure I would know a semantic web interface if it stared 
>me in the face.
>What sites can you recommend that might help me see what others have done 
>and what is possible?
>Many thanks for any help.
>Heidi Hollis
>H Hollis, MA Archaeology/Screen Media
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