Semantic Web Applications

When I last mentioned Radian6, they didn’t have much information on their website. Now you can see screen shots and get more detailed information on this New Brunswick company that is focused on “social media monitoring”; or basically finding out who’s saying what about your stuff.

A post today on Read/Write Web  covers 10 Semantic Web applications to watch, showing how this field is growing in leaps in bounds. These applications do things such as semantic tagging between databases; tagging of an individual’s Web habits; tags on your website to add more context (or is that spam?); sentence analysis instead of keyword analysis; and even natural language analysis.

Just as Google revolutionized Web search, there probably will be a new player coming on the market soon to do the same to make more contextual sense of the Web. Semantic applications, as opposed to the Semantic Web, are practical tools to make someone’s work easier. According to R/WW, they are able to :

… determine the meaning of text and other data, and then create connections for users. Another of the founders mentioned below, Nova Spivack of Twine, noted at the Summit that data portability and connectibility are keys to these new semantic apps – i.e. using the Web as platform.

One Response to “Semantic Web Applications”

  1. Gilbert

    Nice to see Semantic development happening in New Brunswick Canada. Only a handful of local companies are using Semantic technologies. This is a bit surprising if you take into account UNB/NRC early entry in the semantic arena.

    AIF seems to have supported a few projects.

    Hopefully we will see some Semantic Apps for ELearning soon. Even better, maybe some Elearning standards will be adapted to take advantage of the Semantic Paradigm.


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