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Webinar: The Semantic Web in Industry

Our next webinar will look at a technology that is only just beginning to be deployed in industrial applications. The Semantic Web allows meanings to be attached to data and text and users to look for content by querying these annotations. At its simplest this should mean no more scrolling through pages of search results. More sophisticated uses include enabling service-oriented markets and automating aspects of data integration.

This seminar, which will take place on Thursday May 24th, will describe the principles of the semantic web and show how it can already be applied to real industry use cases.

John Davies of BT will give a brief introduction to Semantic Web technology and show how it can be applied in industry, focussing on four application areas: knowledge management, information integration, service-oriented environments and applications in the health sector.

Paul Walsh of Segala will show how semantic Content Labels improve trust when browsing, by letting users discover which sites are making assertions about compliance with standards or codes of conduct without having to actually visit each site.

As always, I'll be taking questions during the broadcast and we’ll have time for discussion at the end. You're also welcome to send me questions in advance as well. The broadcast will be at 2:30pm GMT on Thursday May 24th and you can register to attend at


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