[AG-TECH] ESNW/MRCCS Seminar: Walking in a Semantic Wonderland (sorry for wrong sub hdr in prev post)

gurcharan khanna gurcharan.s.khanna at dartmouth.edu
Tue Dec 20 13:22:06 CST 2005

the previous post had the wrong subject header. sorry for any confusion.


gurcharan khanna wrote:
> hi,
> 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.
> thanks,
> -gurcharan
>  Details
> 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
> [Source: E-Science North West]
> [Inform the owner if there is a problem with this resource]

Gurcharan S. Khanna, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Research Computing
Rochester Institute of Technology
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