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Jonathan hendler   deri - galway - feb 25 2008

Jonathan hendler deri - galway - feb 25 2008



My DERI talk from feb 2008.

My DERI talk from feb 2008.



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    Jonathan hendler   deri - galway - feb 25 2008 Jonathan hendler deri - galway - feb 25 2008 Presentation Transcript

    • The Web Developer and the Semantic Web: Semantic Web Developer? Jonathan Hendler February 25, 2008 At the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) , Galway, Ireland. image: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CostaMinimalSurface.html
      • Semantic Web: Where's the URI?
      • Why is the Semantic Web Not Important?
      • Why is the Semantic Web Important?
      • Conclusion
      • My Projects
      • Questions
      • References
      image: http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v123/n4/suppinfo/5602511s1.html
    • Semantic Web: Where's the URI?
      • When grantless people ask about or define the semantic web, there's been a long standing problem of pointing to single handle, a manageable definition.
        • image: http://www.crystal.chem.uu.nl/group-gros/
    • Semantic Web: Where's the URI?
      • A new kind of database... A triple store?
      • Data feeds and meta data I can mash up?
      • Ontological models of a system?
      • The largest shared graph of all data structures?
      • A trust and identity infrastructure?
      • A set of XML based data interchange standards managed by the W3C?
    • Semantic Web: Where's the URI?
      • The latest manifestation of description logic capable knowledge base?
      • XML +DAML+OIL + RDF + RDFS + OWL + RSS + OPML for multi agent systems?
      • A best practice?
      • An idea?
      • “ it has no boundary and [should] not intersect itself”? (see title image)‏
    • Semantic Web: Where's the URI? If you can't explain, you might either appear to be, or be , foolish.
    • Why the Semantic Web Is Not Important
      • Please don't throw things at projector screen
      • It's too much work.
      • It isn't ready.
      • I already have a database – and it has SQL
      • I already have a webpage.
      • There are better ways to data mine
      • It will never work
      • donuts – they are sweeter
    • Why the Semantic Web Is Important
      • Ignore the last slide
      • It is something new, when taken as a whole
      • opportunity for standardization of information
      • interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving
      • prevention and cures for diseases
      • world peace ...
      (What regular human beings should know)‏
    • Who will be right?
      • The reasons the Semantic Web is not important really just comes down to conventional thinking
      • The reasons it is important is going to be however the Semantic Web is used.
    • Conclusion: What SemWeb Can Learn from OldWeb
      • Since the Semantic Web will only exists outside convention, get non techies to build stuff with it.
      • The Semantic Web inherently requires grass-roots style buy-in.
      • The Semantic Web is a human problem now, not a technical one.
      • Collaborate on smaller projects that can gain momentum and fill a user space.
      • Build first, get user adoption, conform to all standards later.
    • My Projects
      • Equiforum
      • Semantic Search
      • NewsCup
    • Questions
    • Links and References
      • My Drupal projec started while with CivicActions - http://semanticsearch.org
      • Conflict resolution NGO - http://equiforum.org
      • System on Knowledge Base Wiki - http://systemone.at
      • Freebase - http://freebase.com
      • NewsCup company site : http://newscup-inc.com
      • Twine - http://twine.com
      • The Drupal 6 RDF initiative http://groups.drupal.org/node/9010