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Brian E.

Location:

Fairfax, VA
Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Member since:

February 1, 2008

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

I strongly believe that the Semantic Web is the Next Big Thing. Give it 5 years and everyone will be talking about it. This evolutionary process is already happening: consider XML, microformats, geotagging, and web services.

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

I have worked with XML since 1999. My 2005 book, Wicked Cool Java, contained a chapter on the Semantic Web and explored many of these technologies with programming examples. I would like to become proficient in GRDDL and SPARQL.

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

Many experts have used "search" as the prototypical application. This will be an important application, but I think semantic mashups, GIS, semantic web services, R&D, and KM will grow. Also, new applications that we cannot imagine today.

Introduction

I'm a software developer, technical trainer, and author who occasionally works in the semantic web space.

What Brian E. is saying about this Meetup Group

It's a great place to learn about new technology, and to be a part of something that will revolutionize the web as we know it.


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