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A Nice SW Application Example

Baby CareLink
  • URI: http://www.babycarelink.com/
  • centre of information for the treatment of premature babies
  • provides an OWL service as a Web Service
    • remember: ontology is hard!
  • combines disparate vocabularies like medical, insurance, etc
  • users can add new entries to ontologies
  • complex questions can be asked through the service
  • (replaces using nurses at call centres)
  • perfect example for the synergy of Web Services and the Semantic Web!
  • (see also: http://km.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/ws/eon2003/EON2003_Quinlan.pdf

Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices
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