[TriLUG] [Trilug-announce] July 9 meeting - The Semantic Web

Ivan Panarusky panaruskyi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 11:17:21 EDT 2009

Will someone be broadcasting this on ustream? Due to Murphy's law, I am
almost always busy the second Thursday of the month.

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:

> WHEN: Thursday, July 9th at 7:00pm
> WHERE: Red Hat HQ at NCSU Centennial Campus [1]
> WHAT: July TriLUG meeting
> Please join us as Phillip Rhodes gives us a glimpse
> into the future of the internet - the Semantic Web.
> The Semantic Web is the name given to Sir Tim
> Berners-Lee's vision for the next generation of the
> World Wide Web. On today's web, most data is provided
> in a format which is easy for humans to understand,
> but which computer programs have trouble understanding.
> This makes it difficult for us to program computers to
> perform useful, time-consuming tasks for us, using data
> retrieved over the Web.
> As the Semantic Web vision unfolds and more data is
> provided in "structured data" form, it will become
> increasingly easy to develop programs which can appear
> to act much more intelligent in terms of how they
> interact with the web and with each other. This will
> provide the potential for a huge surge in productivity
> as we enable computers to perform lower-value tasks
> for us, freeing people to focus on tasks which require
> human creativity.
> We are still a long way from the kind of "Artificial
> Intelligence" that we have seen in science-fiction
> programmes and movies, but the Semantic Web moves us
> forward in our evolution of adapting technology to
> simplify our lives.
> http://www.redhat.com/about/contact/ww/americas/raleigh.html
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