W3C SW Case Study by Faviki: Semantic Tags

December 10, 2008

W3C Semantic Web Activity logoWe are honored to have been invited to write a case study about Faviki and the idea behind semantic tags for the W3C Semantic Web Activity website.

The goal of W3C SW case studies is, primarily, to help the Web community at large understand and appreciate the advantages of possibly using Semantic Web technologies in real applications. It was a challenge to write a document that should convince (often skeptical) IT  managers and other technology people that there can be made some interesting applications based on SW technology.

I tried to show the benefits of  using the semantic tags and described how they are used in Faviki. The key idea of the case study is that the semantic tags, as an intersection point of Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web, have the potential to enable much faster evolution of the Web by providing a solid foundation from which the Semantic Web can grow soundly.

I already wrote on this blog about the need for a tag evolution back in May, so I was happy to present the idea, that has matured in the meantime, to a wider audience.

Many thanks to Ivan Herman for this opportunity and the comments which helped make the entry better.

Also, a big thank you to Maja, Sebastian and Rod for their suggestions.

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