About the Talk
February 4, 2009 7:30 AM
Grand Denver Hyatt, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202Grand Denver Hyatt, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202
Most that have heard about the Semantic web over the last seven years will roll their eyes when hearing the over-hyped prediction that “The Semantic Web is coming!”. “Just one more year and we’ll be there!”. The web has been abuzz once more with talk about Microformats, RDFa and how they represent the true Semantic Web - why is this any different from past failures?
This session will focus on what separates RDFa from the past and will demonstrate that the Semantic Web is rooted in practical applications that we can start building right now. The semantic web isn’t about some utopia where humans and computers frolic in parks and take long walks on beaches. The semantic web is about better user interface design, less time spent searching and more time spent doing, easing the burden of information overload, and other practical rammifications found when computers can finally start to understand the content on web pages.
The Semantic Web is about the real world and making it a better environment for all of us.