gurcharan khanna gurcharan.s.khanna at dartmouth.edu
Tue Dec 20 13:01:14 CST 2005


can anybody confirm if this event tomorrow is on and what venue it's in?
(i can't find ATLAS listed anywhere). i can't seem to get any reponse 
from the owner of the site.




ESNW and MRCCS SEMINAR: Walking in a Semantic Wonderland

(Wed Dec 21 2005)

Speaker: Sean Bechhofer, University of Manchester

Date / Time: 21st December 2005, 14:00

Venue: Atlas 1


Put a little SPARQL into your Christmas celebrations!

The W3C´s Semantic Web Activity statement [1] states:

The goal of the Semantic Web initiative is as broad as that of the
Web: to create a universal medium for the exchange of data. It is 
envisaged to smoothly interconnect personal information management, 
enterprise application integration, and the global sharing of 
commercial, scientific and cultural data. Facilities to put 
machine-understandable data on the Web are quickly becoming a high 
priority for many organizations, individuals and communities.

The Web can reach its full potential only if it becomes a place where 
data can be shared and processed by automated tools as well as by 
people. For the Web to scale, tomorrow´s programs must be able to share 
and process data even when these programs have been designed totally 
independently. The Semantic Web Activity [...] develops open 
specifications for those technologies that are ready for large scale 
deployment, and identifies, through open source advanced development, 
the infrastructure components that will be necessary to scale in the Web 
in the future.

So what does this all actually mean? This seminar will cover some 
introductory material relating to the Semantic Web. We will address 
questions such as:

o What is the Semantic Web?
o What is an ontology?
o What are the outstanding issues?
o What will the Semantic Web do for *me*?
o What can *I* do for the Semantic Web?

The seminar will be informal, hopefully including an element of audience 
participation! It *is* panto season after all....

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Activity

Owned By: Constantinos Astreos
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Gurcharan S. Khanna, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Research Computing
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5603
Phone: 585-475-7504 ~ Fax: 585-475-6886
Email: gurcharan.khanna at rit.edu
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