Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Semantic Web Of Data

Tim Berners Lee talks on MIT Technology Review

Link to Video

Tim Berners Lee talks about what the Semantic Web of Data is and zooms in on its importance for life sciences research. A very significant part of integrative bioinformatics research is to be able to reproducde the results of previous study and for that access to the data has to be easy, both for humans and applications.
Particularly insighfull is his incredibly simple description of the role of RDF in the future web of data: RDF is to data as XML is to documents.

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