Who is working on it?• Led by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)• Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), in Galway• Big search engines, social networks Tomas Castelazo http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mexican_construction_workers.jp
Google and Facebook leaders of The Semantic Web• They’ve the resources to spend• They already have the users• Hence they already have the data• Their motivation – Money?
Are there any issues?• Well… yes.• Privacy Google Adverts Facebook Adverts
In my opinion.. • The Semantic Web is here, Its here • But wont ever truly be finished. It will always be evolving but it’ll never be finishedhttp://content5.videojug.com/4c/4c3119ae-9ae4-9ca6-6135-ff0008cad0e6/how-to-build-a-brick-wall-2.WidePlayer.jpg
It’s built using: Resource Description Framework (RDF)@prefix : <http://www.example.org/> .:john a :Person .:john :hasMother :susan .:john :hasFather :richard .:richard :hasBrother :luke .• More info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Descrip tion_Framework
Its something to think about for your project• Include RDF for your data• Your relational database is a simple example ▫ UserA follows UserB ▫ UserA is from Ireland ▫ UserD loves a film: The Notebook
Thanks for listening• Any questions?• For more information contact me on twitter @darrenmeehan• firstname.lastname@example.org