Friday, February 22, 2008

Knowledge Reef

Today I had a meeting with Marko and Josh from Knowledge Reef, which is a Santa Fe company that is pioneering work in the much touted "semantic web". They are working specifically with technical/educational institutions to provide "rich" search services of linked data in semantically-organized online repositories of knowledge. The principles behind the semantic web are the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the "triples" (vs. "tuples") concept, whereby each element of a knowledgebase is represented in subject-verb-predicate form, where the subject is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), i.e. a URL or a URN. Fascinating stuff. Josh is the creator of Ripple, a scripting language for the semantic web. We all agreed that it would be great if the Venice Project Center could be one of the beta sites for their imminent release.
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