Friday, September 19, 2003
Establishing the Loosely Coupled
Unweaving the tangled web of dumb data "Semantic encoding can be particularly useful in inference engines. Encouraging relationships between pieces of information enables you to analyse that information for new relationships...Using such technologies within the corporate firewall is one thing, but building a whole new web based on them is quite another. If we could create a second generation web using semantic technology, the benefits would be huge...The semantic web is not likely to hit your browser any time soon, but the semantic intranet just might. The underlying technology has been on the agenda since the mid-to-late 1990s, but it is now starting to move from theory into commercial products as companies begin to release RDF-capable knowledge management systems and inference engines. UK-based Inference Networks is one such firm, and in the US, Amblit Technologies has a semantic browser, and Intellidimension has an RDF data management system."