The Semantic Web, by Dr. Dietel Fensel, Associate
Professor from Mathematics and Computer Science Division of Vrrje University,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
CS209, Monday, November 12th, 10:00.
Currently computers are changing from single isolated devices in to entry
points to a worldwide network of information exchange and business transactions
called the World Wide Web. For this reason, support in data, information,
and knowledge exchange has become a key issue in current computer technology.
The growing amount of online available information has made it increasingly
difficult to find, access, present, and maintain the information required
by a wide variety of users. In response to this problem, many new research
initiatives and commercial enterprises have been set up to enrich available
information with machine processable semantics. This so-called 'semantic web'
will provide intelligent access to heterogeneous and distributed information,
enabling intelligent services to mediate between user needs and the information
sources available. The talk sketches ongoing research in the area of the semantic
web and focus on potential applications in the areas of knowledge management