Hi guys, I want to know the best example (project/idea) which provides a strong edge of semantic web over the ordinary RDBMS and web 2.0. What can be a stong idea of developing a project. As in semantic web, we can integrate different databases, so what could be the best combination of different systems, to integrate them, so that we have an intelligent integrated, more efficient, reliable, and powerful system than what exists today.

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asked 01 Feb '11, 19:20

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Was discussing earlier today with Nathan lifestreaming. That is, taking everything you do - especially the things you do online - and integrating it into one chronologically organised feed/database.

This would typically involve reading data from many different sites (blogs, bookmark sharing, social networks, photo upload sites, forums, etc) in RDF if they provide it (e.g. a FOAF file or RSS 1.0 feed) or another format which can be uplifted to RDF and then combining it cleverly.

RDF fits this sort of task a lot better than traditional databases do, as each site would typically have its own specific sorts of data that would not be relevent for the others - e.g. the photo site might provide lots of photo-specific data such as resolution, camera model, orientation, etc.

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answered 01 Feb '11, 21:13

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I don't fully follow, but +1 for the cool name "lifestreaming"... (Orwell would be proud.)

(02 Feb '11, 00:13) Signified ♦ Signified's gravatar image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifestreaming provides reasonable info--it's a well-used name.

(03 Feb '11, 21:17) Jodi Schneider Jodi%20Schneider's gravatar image

A good, easy and friendly semantic search site ! I love sindice, but i dont expect see my mother using a site like it. I have good ideas to put in practice in my future doctor degree...

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can you please explain me the purpose of this site, and what's the usage ?

(03 Feb '11, 19:36) Tariq Tariq's gravatar image

It's a semantic search engine. Maybe this would be better as a separate question.

(03 Feb '11, 21:18) Jodi Schneider Jodi%20Schneider's gravatar image

I wrote a few blog posts of semantic web project ideas at http://bit.ly/i9IgRC a few years ago.

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answered 02 Feb '11, 14:18

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aka http://www.snee.com/bobdc.blog/metadata/semantic_web/project_ideas/ for the shortURL-averse :)

(03 Feb '11, 21:18) Jodi Schneider Jodi%20Schneider's gravatar image

Sig.ma (based on Sindice), gives in my opinion a nice view of what becomes possible. Watch the video. In my point of view, a lot has been done so far to put in place the architecture, now we are ready to show the power of all that (as expressed here about the lifestreaming example) with tools as Sig.ma and also more specific and useful ones which will serve the end-user (eventhough the technology will still be hidden).

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