het semantische web, het remix web

foto: dullhunk / licentie: Creative Commons BY

foto: dullhunk / licentie: Creative Commons BY

Ik geloof in niches, hele kleine niches zelfs. Daarom geloof ik zo in blogs. Blogs die met elkaar communiceren. Een dialoog aangaan. Vele malen krachtiger dan menig sociaal platform.

Sinds de komst van het internet geloof ik in dit decentrale web.

Het semantische web is aanstaande en gaat betekenis geven aan deze decentrale data. Iets dat Tim Berners-Lee al in 1999 beweerde. Binnen nu en een paar jaar is dit heel normaal:

The Semantic Web will bring structure to the meaningful content of Web pages, creating an environment where software agents roaming from page to page can readily carry out sophisticated tasks for users. Such an agent coming to the clinic’s Web page will know not just that the page has keywords such as “treatment, medicine, physical, therapy” (as might be encoded today) but also that Dr. Hartman works at this clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and that the script takes a date range in yyyy-mm-dd format and returns appointment times. And it will “know” all this without needing artificial intelligence on the scale of 2001’s Hal or Star Wars’s C-3PO. Instead these semantics were encoded into the Web page when the clinic’s office manager (who never took Comp Sci 101) massaged it into shape using off-the-shelf software for writing Semantic Web pages along with resources listed on the Physical Therapy Association’s site.

(bron)
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