I'm preparing to give a lecture about the Semantic Web next week, and to put some things in context, I'm talking about how the Semantic Web has gotten to where it is today. Could you help me identify significant milestones in the growth and adoption of Semantic Web?
I'm making this a community wiki, as I hope people will contribute to help build a good summary.
Consuming SW data on the Web:
Producing SW data on the Web:
SW major vendor support:
SW uses inside enterprises:
(Some documented at http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/, but not sure which, if any, are widely-enough known or publicized to be considered a significant milestone.)
(Thanks for any help. I will gladly share the slides that I'm putting together for this lecture so that others may benefit as well.) --
This question is marked "community wiki".
I think you've caught most, but...
SW within enterprises
Producing SW data on the Web:
...I'll be disappointed if the Pokédex doesn't make it into your slides (after all, success on the Web is measured by the length of its tail).
(2011) IBM Watson http://semanticweb.com/answer-what-is-watson_b17704 Watson consumes SW data
I'd say SPARQL 1.1.
SPARQL 1.1 lets developers who are familiar with relational databases to use the whole bag of tricks that they use for RDBMS-based webapps and bizapps use that same bag of tricks for RDF apps.
RDF adds inference and logic on top of that, but a query language comparable in power to SQL and with a similar API makes it easy for developers to build many sorts of applications right here and now.
answered 24 Oct '11, 16:54
My trigger finger is itching to give you
SPARQL Endpoint for Volkswagen UK
to add to your list of 'Producing SW Data on the Web'. We are only a few days away from this (although that is never a guarantee).
In the meantime, you are welcome to add us to the list of RDFa publishers (if there is one):
(along with urls for entire model range. Try to ignore the fact that we invalidated our strict HTML in doing so;). Someone needs to bridge that gap ASAP)
We also published an Ontology for all car manufacturers to describe their Models, Trims and Derivatives along with the available configuration/component options and compatability, along with the effects on pricing:
answered 15 Apr '11, 10:56
answered 14 Apr '11, 16:33
Eric Franzon ♦♦
I'm sure that many companies use semantic web technologies internally, but they are never public about it. I know for a fact that IBM use RDF stores in several of their projects.
I also have a confirmed statement from National Instruments:
"National Instruments is currently releasing an internal system based on an RDF triplestore. This technology provides increased flexibility and agility in managing and accessing data for our complex and ever-evolving product offerings. With RDF powering one of our key information delivery infrastructures, we will enable greater capabilities at lower total cost that what we have seen with any competing platform."
answered 15 Apr '11, 12:36