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Semantic Web


June 18, 2011  2:56 AM

So, what is the Semantic Web?

Posted by: Roger King
Semantic Web, Web 2.0

There has a been a lot written about the “Semantic Web” and “Web 2.0”. What are they and are they the same thing? We need a couple of definitions. Web applications. A Web Application is a website that provides some sort of substantive functionality...

April 20, 2010  7:13 PM

The Challenge of Complex Media in a Relational World, Part 2

Posted by: Roger King
continuous data, databases, namespaces, Semantic Web, SQL, tagging

In the previous posting of this blog, we looked at SQL-based relational databases and why they are not well suited to managing advanced forms of media, like images,...

February 6, 2010  3:17 AM

The five What? dimensions of mega apps.

Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, advanced Web apps, Multimedia, Semantic Web, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, Web development

This blog is (for the most part) dedicated to advanced web research and development, in particular Web 2.0/3.0 and Semantic Web efforts. Please peruse earlier postings for lots of material on both topics. One thing we have discussed are the “

December 1, 2009  3:29 AM

Web privacy and the Vast Machine: You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Posted by: Roger King
assertions, inferences, RDF, Semantic Web, SPARQL, triples, Web 2.0, Web 3.0

This blog is dedicated to the Semantic Web and Web 2.0/3.0 technology. In this posting, we consider privacy and the Semantic Web. The Traveler had it easy. There is a series of three science fiction novels by John Twelve Hawks. They concern a “Traveler” who battles the...

October 11, 2009  11:07 PM

Making information management scale: leveraging metadata on the new Web

Posted by: Roger King
3D modeling, automating Web searches, databases, DB2, information, Multimedia, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, RDF, Semantic Web, Video, Web 3.0, Web development frameworks, Web3.0

Previous postings of this blog. This blog is dedicated to advanced Web development tools and concepts. Previous blog postings have focused on the emerging

October 3, 2009  9:12 PM

Multimedia: The Problem of Subtle Semantics

Posted by: Roger King
3D animation, 3D modeling, advanced Web apps, automating Web searches, blob data, continuous data, databases, information, Multimedia, rich internet apps, Semantic Web, smart search engines, tagging, Text, Web 2.0, Web 3.0, web applications, Web development, Web development frameworks, XML

The challenge of the Semantic Web. We’ve looked at the emerging Semantic Web technology in the previous postings of this blog. The idea is to have a far, far smarter Web, one where the process of finding and interpreting and making use of far flung information can be largely...

September 25, 2009  11:31 PM

Semantics and the new Web: Built out of very old ideas.

Posted by: Roger King
automating Web searches, inferences, information, knowledge, Semantic Web, Web development

Describing the real world in computers. The word “semantic” has been a buzzword in computer science for decades. The youthful Artificial Intelligence world invented these things called Semantic Networks or Semantic Nets a half century ago. The idea was to come up with a...

September 18, 2009  3:02 AM

Dynamic pages, hidden data, and infered information: the danger of scale.

Posted by: Roger King
assertions, databases, dynamic pages, hidden web content, inferences, next generation search engines, Semantic Web, smart search engines, static pages, triples

The good and bad sides of the powerful Semantic Web. So what happens when the Semantic Web is here? It’s supposed to largely automate the process of searching the Web by...

August 31, 2009  3:40 AM

A Real-World Look at the Semantic Web, part 1

Posted by: Roger King
assertions, databases, inferences, information, knowledge, namespaces, ontologies, RDF, Semantic Web, SPARQL, triples, wikis

This blog is dedicated to the study of emerging Web technology, in particular, ongoing research and development aimed at building software tools that will underlie the emerging Semantic Web. In...

April 9, 2009  3:28 AM

The Dublin Core and the Metadata Object Description Schema: a look at namespaces

Posted by: Roger King
Dublin Core, MODS, namespaces, Semantic Web, the Metadata Object Description Schema

Namespaces. As we have seen, namespaces are a core element of the emerging


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