4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, California 94105

Topic: How Can We Make Semantic Web Usable?

The Semantic Web has been emerging over several decades but has yet to reach a stage where it is easily accessible, useable and beneficial to the majority of end-users on the Web. Everyone still ask the same question: How will the Semantic Web become useable? In the first presentation, Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks, will discuss his outlook for the coming years as the Semantic Web begins to mature, and the stages it will go through. He will also discuss barriers to adoption and how to overcome them, and how forward-looking organizations can start working with the Semantic Web today. In addition he will discuss how the Semantic Web can benefit key application categories from advertising to e-commerce to search, publishing, collaboration and entertainment.

In the second presentation, Holger Knublauch, VP of Product Development from TopQuatrant, will introduce to you the building blocks of a usable semantic web: RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL and SWRL. These languages provide distributed and federated capabilities for resolving semantic differences between systems and databases. After the hands-on introduction to these powerful languages using TopBraid semantic development platform, he will demonstration how ontology-driven applications can be integrated with Web 2.0 technologies.


Nova Spivack, CEO, Radar Networks
Nova Spivack is one of the leading voices of the emerging Semantic Web, often referred to as Web 3.0. Nova founded Radar Networks to develop semantic social software.

Holger Knublauch, VP, Product Development, TopQuadrant
Dr. Holger Knublauch is well known in the Semantic Web community as the designer and developer of Protege-OWL. At TopQuadrant he is responsible for ontology development tools.

Moderators: AJ Chen, Ph.D., Sr. Search Engineer, Healthline.com, and
Jeffrey Pollock, Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware

$15 at the door for non-SDForum members; No charge for SDForum members; No registration required.

Official Website: http://sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=12918

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