July 25, 2013
The semantic web has been in the cool-but-not-quite-happening-yet range for so long, but I think that it really is on the cusp of wide (& commercial) adoption.
I've worked with thesauri, XML, OWL, and text analytics for years, but am still getting comfortable with RDF and am just learning SPARQL.
I've been especially excited about the use of ontologies & linked open data at the BBC.
I'm the taxonomist at National Geographic.