July 13, 2010 — A recent article in ReadWriteWeb has taken the cloak off semantic technology and shown us that there are focused applications that work in the real world. Consider the case that Best Buy is starting to use the technology to gain a foothold on the competition.
Basically, the technology works with the RDFs ( resource descriptions frameworks) adding metadata to the existing HTML or XHTML pages. The thing is, it used to be that the latest advances in this kind of field was relegated to the Ivory Tower and only the high end IT Wizards could understand and implement them.
This kind of semantic technology is obviously trickling down quite nicely and finding a host of practical applications in the real world. This one has a lot of people excited.
Rob Starr, July 13, 2010