Capturing Wisdom on the Web - Page 2
Is it possible that we are just seeing the beginning of the vision of the sci-fi writers that predict the web will gain knowledge, become self-aware, and begin exterminating humans? Movies like “Terminator” and “I Robot” have perpetuated this vision.
Rather than believing that the semantic-web is ushering in the end-of-days, we need only to look at some of the application categories to get an appreciation for the potential benefits. There are many ontologies developed and published on the web. They are published in the areas that include aviation, cancer, chemistry, computer science, food processing, food safety, genealogy, general medicine, geography, healthcare, manufacturing, mathematics, transportation, and weather. There are, in fact, hundreds of published ontologies.
The time is upon us for a major step forward. This year there will be multiple conferences with the theme of ontology or semantic-web and many more that will include these themes as a topic of interest. This subject has captured the attention of universities and business organizations worldwide. It is time for the innovators to come to the table and discover the “killer” application that will launch the web into the next generation, the smart web.