July 20, 2009
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.
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.
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.