We’ve just had the great semantic web conference, semtech, on West Coast. Lots of interest, new initiatives, buzz.
Have been fielding more questions from the general populace – what is the semantic web? Have tended to focus on the difference between being able to access data rather than documents over the web. I think the other key is explaining that the semantic web is designed to enable computer software to aggregate, analyse, present data from the web – without human interaction.
@mirkolorenz on twitter brought my attention to a short 5 minute video from the last Davos conference which gets the essence across. For the next number of week I will be directing my friends and colleagues to this video for a snappy, relevant, dynamic explanation of semantic web…if a picture can paint a thousand words..
Thanks Tom Llube – i think you nailed it.