July 14, 2004
The Semantic Web
My first post back from an unannounced and unforeseen leave (did anyone even notice?) is job related. Sorry about the long absence, I was kinda busy getting married and reaching another milestone on the OpenCourseWare project - 701 courses published and catalogued.
Anyway, here's an Introduction to the Semantic Web by my colleague Stefano Mazzocchi (thanks Catalogablog). Stefano and I are both working on MIT projects surrounding DSpace, OpenCourseWare, and the application of XML and the Semantic Web to the creation, storage, sharing and use of electronic educational resources.
Stefano's project, SIMILE, is an application of Semantic Web technologies to create a faceted browser and other sweet tools to search disparate and distributed repositories of content.
The two projects I work on, OpenCourseWare and CWSpace are applications of XML to the organization and storage of educational resources to facilitate sharing, retrieval and storage. I'm firmly in the XML camp and have expressed to him the viewpoints he presents from there. I'm still not sure I get the Semantic Web, but this is as good an introduction as you're going to get. Personally, I'm excited by N3Posted by Keeper of the Blog at July 14, 2004 02:34 PM