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BBC To Embrace Semantic Web

by Naresh Sarwan on April 20, 2011

In this BBC Internet blog article, Mo McRoberts reflects on a recent speech by the BBC’s Director of Future Media, Ralph Rivera, regarding the ways the British broadcaster is seeking to get the maximum value from its media archive and its position in the ‘digital public space’.

“The Semantic Web lies at the very heart of this. It provides the toolkit for describing real-world things in a machine-readable way, just like ordinary web pages describe those things in a human-readable way. Like the “Web of documents” we are generally used to, the Semantic Web is built on the fundamental principle that anybody can publish anything about anything else, without having to go through layers of bureaucracy and paperwork.” [Read More]

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