Want to know more about the semantic web?

Then take a look at this article on Fumsi, which has a brief introduction to the Semantic Web (which even I understood) and then some predictions on how the Semantic Web will change Information Management (which I struggled a bit more with!)

  • Prediction 1 - A move from the pull to the push search paradigm, or more "context-aware" applications
  • Prediction 2 - the battle of the identifiers or the age of pointing at things
  • Prediction 3 - the changing role of the information professional

This is where it all gets interesting! With the author asking the question "...we we all need to become ontologists" hopefully not as I'm quite happy with my job title at the moment, but..."the skills of information professionals will be essential in populating and managing the Web of data (the Semantic Web)