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Sam C.


Hanover, MD
Hometown: Baltimore

Member since:

July 20, 2009

What are your thoughts about the Semantic Web? Is it the next Big Thing?

In our 2003 master's thesis my partner and I predicted the Semantic Web would gradually come into existence; this indeed seems to be the case. Large-scale (i.e. velocity and volume) machine reasoning remains a chief inhibitor to wide adoption.

Which new technologies would you like to learn? Have you worked with any "semantic" technologies such as XML, RDF, OWL, GRDDL, or SPARQL?

I've primarily worked with RDF & OWL. I want to work on agent technologies to dynamically assemble software systems from highly modularized components. Operationalizing a cloud-based (i.e. distributed) semantic knowledgebase is another goal.

Which applications or web sites will make the Semantic Web a reality in the public eye?

Search sites could make it a reality. Recall, however, OWL's predecessor: DAML+OIL. DAML was DARPA Agent Markup Language. The "Agent" notion diminished; but ultimately smart agents will return as the "wow" factor when scalable reasoning is achieved.


I want to maintain awareness of developments relating to Semantic Technologies.

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