As this is our second meeting only, we will start with a roundtable of everyone introducing themselves and what their specific interests in semantic web/web 3.0 are. (That will also help us focus future meetups based on everyone's specific interests & needs).
We will then take a look - via powerpoint - at where we stand today in terms of existing already commercialized semantic/web 3.0 applications, that typically have not made it to the semantic tech radar! (Maybe because they are already commercialized productions!). (Like offshoots of old Darpa programs!!)
Also, how a web 3.0 initiative can stimulate the economy, as well as national and global efforts that have concurrent goals and programs. They are also ready & able to provide us with assistance in order to stimulate promotion, adoption and commercialization of this technology in terms of opensource applications, APIS to their systems, etc.
We will also take a brief look at some IJCAI-09 demos - video - as the focus there was primarily academic, there was not much in the way of commercialized products other than in robotics (mostly wireless!) - some of which claim they have semantics in their future!
Meet local people interested in the Semantic Web, an initiative by the W3C [ http://www.w3c.org] to make the web "one giant database": The Data Web. We address technologies such as RDF, RDFS, OWL and applications that help to develop or that use ontologies, controlled vocabularies and rules systems in the enterprise and on the World Wide Web.
The existence of a semantic web meetup group in San Diego will hopefully stimulate information exchange, and the growth of this technology in San Diego, enabling like minded individuals and/or businesses to utilize & leverage the power of this technology.
The group is for any individual interested in learning more about this technology and sharing and facilitating its growth and usage
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