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Semantically Marked Up... Now What?

Buckingham Shum, Simon and Domingue, John and Motta, Enrico (2001) Semantically Marked Up... Now What?. In Proceedings SWWS'01: First International Semantic Web Working Symposium, Stanford.

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"Wired...now what?",was the challenge from Apple's Mark Miller to educationalists as the Internet took off. A new infrastructure was being laid, but even now we still barely know how to use it effectively for learning. We can expect a similar scenario to unfold for the semantic web. Currently, the semantic web community is necessarily preoccupied with infrastructure design (e.g., knowledge representation languages for the web, scaling issues,standardising terminologies and agent interoperability). But once this infrastructure is in place, more persistent questions will remain concerning the technology's relationship to the people expected to use it. Specifically, we ask: How can the semantic web be used to support people in knowledge-intensive work? "Semantically marked up...now what?", is therefore a worthwhile question to balance prevailing discussion.

Keywords:Semantic Web, Sensemaking
Subjects:AKT Challenges > Knowledge retrieval
AKT Challenges > Knowledge publishing
ID Code:151
Deposited By:Buckingham Shum, Dr Simon
Deposited On:01 March 2003

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