July 23, 2010 – The semantic web is based on the idea of adding semantic information to the Internet contents. In partnership with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’s Department of Informatics Engineering, researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’s Ontology Engineering Group have developed a tool, Fortunata, that simplifies the use of the semantic web.

Science Daily shares the news of this new tool in their article, “Semantic Web Made Easy: Tool Developed by Computer Scientists Paves Way for Web of the Future”. Fortunata can be used by developers, graphic designers and end users without an in-depth knowledge of informatics.

Semantic technology intimidates even the most advanced developers, but this new tool claims to simplify the development of semantic web applications by chunking the development task across less demanding professional profiles, allocating specific tasks to each profile and minimizing interdependencies.

Melody K. Smith

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