Friday, August 22, 2008

Interview: Is the Semantic Web necessary?

I want to thank GeekAustin and Jana Thompson for interviewing me about the necessity of the Semantic Web. I really enjoyed the questions and it made me think about the Semantic Web in its true reality. I would really enjoy your comments on the interview.

Check it out here.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My article on RDF and Relational Databases in the Talis Nodalities Magazine

This is a big thing for me! My article about RDF and Relational Databases was published in the Nodalities magazine from Talis, "The Magazine of the Semantic Web". I want to invite you all to read the article and I would love to get your comments back.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Somebody just got on the Semantic Web boat: The New York Times

I am impressed! Almost everyday I am reading about big companies and communities that are starting to embrace the Semantic Web. Just found this video where Michael Zimbalist, VP of R&D at The New York Times gets asked about the Semantic Web (min 2:30 of the video). He says "we are very interested [...] in the Semantic Web". Get a sneak preview of what The New York Times is planning to do with the Semantic Web, because "the opportunities are quite vast!"

Friday, August 1, 2008

Predicting the next 5,000 days of the web, a TED Talk

Got a link to this TED talk from @PaulMiller. For a long time, I have been looking for a TED talk that's about Semantic Web. Kevin Kelly gives the talk and gives a great explanation of the future of the web and what the Semantic Web is.

In a nutshell, at the beginning, the internet was just a net: linking computers. We now have a web: linking web pages. What are we moving towards? Kevin Kelly calls it "the one": linking data. And that is what the Semantic Web is about.

Another thing that was very interesting was something Kevin Kelly said about the fax machine. The first guy who bought the fax machine was an idiot, because he had nobody to send a fax too! LOL! But eventually he started to evangelize and more people got fax machines. That is how I sometimes feel in the Austin community. When it comes to me evangelizing about the Semantic Web, it may seem that I am talking to myself, but eventually we all have to get on the Semantic Web boat!

Enjoy the video!