13 March 2008

Yahoo embraces the semantic wot?

Just a quick one as I'm running out... Announced on TechCrunch just now... Yahoo embraces the semantic web. Big industry move. Big waves caused by the search giant with "lead boots" (according to Monsieur Laporte on a TWIT podcast).

Read the article here. TrackBack. And check out the Twitter coverage...

For those confused, here's some Wikipedia info on the SEMANTIC WEB. Learn the buzzword - it'll be everywhere soon.

The Semantic Web is an evolving extension of the World Wide Web in which the meaning of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content.[1] [2] It derives from W3C director Tim Berners-Lee's vision of the Web as a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge exchange.[3]

At its core, the semantic web comprises a set of design principles,[4] collaborative working groups, and a variety of enabling technologies. Some elements of the semantic web are expressed as prospective future possibilities that have yet to be implemented or realized.[5] Other elements of the semantic web are expressed in formal specifications.[6] Some of these include Resource Description Framework (RDF), a variety of data interchange formats (e.g. RDF/XML, N3, Turtle, N-Triples), and notations such as RDF Schema (RDFS) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL), all of which are intended to provide a formal description of concepts, terms, and relationships within a given knowledge domain.

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