Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Semantic Web, A Case Study at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Recently, I attending the Museum Computer Network Conference in Washington D.C. I was impressed by the presentation The Semantic Web, A Case Study at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented by Koven Smith, Associate Manager of Interpretive Technology and Don Undeen, Senior Information Architect.

Here's the workshop description:

"What is the Semantic Web and why should you care? This session will answer these questions and more by presenting a case study of several prototype Semantic Web applications currently in development at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The presentation will focus on the practical issues associated with deploying semantic technologies in a museum environment including creating triple stores and finding new data relationships using natural language processing and clustering techniques. The panelists will introduce the languages and tools of the Semantic Web including RDF, OWL, and SPARQL and will present several real-world demonstrations using museum data."

Read the PowerPoint here.

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