In response to the ReadWriteWeb piece titled: Semantic Web: What is the Killer App. by
Information overload and Data Portability are two of the most
pressing and imminent challenges affecting every individual
connected to the global village exposed by the Internet and World
Wide Web. I wrote an earlier post titled: Why We Need Linked Data that shed light on
frequently overlooked realities about the Document Web.
The real Killer application of the Semantic Web (imho) is
Linked Data (or Hyperdata), just as the
killer application of the Document Web was Linked Documents
(Hyperlinks). Linked Data enables human users (indirectly) and
software agents (directly in response to human instruction) to
traverse Web Data Spaces (Linked Data enclaves within the Giant Global Graph).
Semantic Web applications (conduits between humans and agents)
that take advantage of Linked Data include:
DBpedia - General Knowledge sourced from
Wikipedia and a host of other Linked Data
Various Linked Data Browsers: Zitgist Data
Viewer, OpenLink RDF Browser, DISCO Browser, and TimBL's Tabulator.
zLknks - Linked Data Lookup technology for Web
Content Publishing systems (note: more to come on this in a future
OpenLink Data Spaces - a solution for Data
Portability via a Linked Data Junction Box for Web 1.0 ((X)HTML
Document Webs), 2.0 (XML Web Services based Content Publishing,
Content Syndication, and Aggregation), and 3.0 (Linked Data) Data
Spaces. Thus, via my URI (when viewed through a Linked Data
Browser/Viewer) you can traverse my Data Space (i.e my Linked Data
Graph) generated by the following activities:
Virtuoso - a Universal Server Platform that
includes RDF Data Management, RDFization Middleware, SQL-RDF Mapping, RDF Linked Data Deployment, alongside a
hybrid/multi-model, virtual/federated data service in a single
About this entry:
Author: Kingsley Uyi Idehen
Published: 01/10/2008 14:49 GMT-0500
Modified: 02/04/2008 20:32 GMT-0500
Tags: webservices , atom , rdf , rss , xml , semanticweb , openlink , virtuoso , DataSpace , dataspace
Categories: Virtual Database ,
SQL , Semantic Web , Web Services (Web 2.0) , Content Syndication
Comment Status: 1
I think you're right on that linked data is the next big thing.
I don't believe its the killer app - but it is one of the building
blocks of the killer app.
I ran across www.opencalais.com yesterday - you might want to
take a look. Automated semantic analysis to help build the GGG.
Certainly not the whole answer - but another brick in the wall.
This document is empty and basically useless. It is generated by a web service that can make some statements in HTML+Microdata format.
This time the service made zero such statements, sorry.