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Re: explain semantic web to your gran

From: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 20:33:02 +0200
To: "H Hollis, Archaeology" <hh3845@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <PM-EH.20040811203302.D5704.1.1D@>

Hi Heidi,

you could have a look at [1], the site of the annual semantic web
challenge. they have links to last year's winners and (try to) 
address what you mentioned:
  "How would you explain the Semantic Web to your grandparents?"

And the "Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group's
Applications and Demos Task Force" maintains a list of apps and
demos at [2].


[1] http://challenge.semanticweb.org/
[2] http://esw.w3.org/mt/esw/archives/cat_applications_and_demos.html

Benjamin Nowack

Kruppstr. 100
45145 Essen, Germany

On 11.08.2004 14:55:14, H Hollis, Archaeology 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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