This Interest Group is Now Closed

This Interest Group is now closed: its official charter expired on the 31st of March, 2008. Note, however, that some of the activities started by this Interest Group have not been stopped, but go on independently instead. These are:


Introduction

The Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group has been established to develop strategies and materials to increase awareness among the Web community of the need and benefit for the Semantic Web, and educate the Web community regarding related solutions and technologies.

The scope of SWEO group includes:

  • the development and collection of use and business cases, stemming from both user and vendor companies, and documenting the value of Semantic Web technologies
  • identifying possible vertical markets and application areas for the Semantic Web
  • production of clear guidelines for tutorials, presentations, teaching materials, FAQ-s, etc, targeted at different audiences

News, Announcements

Monday, March 31st 2008

20:16:41, Categories: Event calendar

SWEO Information Gathering

One of the goals of SWEO was to enable the gathering of information about resources that relate to the Semantic Web and to ensure they are easy for others to find and utilize. The resources of interest consisted of lists of tools, products, code, demos, papers, and books. The project consisted of identifying existing information, converting it into RDF, importing it into a triple store, and then syndicating it. The work was coordinated by Leo Sauermann, with Kingsley Idehen and OpenLink Software providing the user interface and implementation, and Danny Ayers and other members of SWEO helping to gather resources. The Information Gathering project has now been completed and consists of a service for hosting the data, a form for uploading data, and a mechanism for retrieving RDF dumps. A portal could easily be created on this environment, so that users could browse for resources of interest and add comments. Please use this resource to publish details on the lists that you have been collating or any collateral or tools that you may have developed.
By: Susie Stephens
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19:34:38, Categories: Event calendar

Community Project knowee

Just in time for the end of SWEO, the Community Project "knowee" is happy to announce the availability of an alpha release. The project aims at creating an online contact organizer by combining W3C-recommended Semantic Web technologies like RDF and SPARQL with trends such as microformats and OpenID. You can read more about knowee on the project website. knowee is the result of work that has been led by Benji Nowack.
By: Susie Stephens
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Sunday, March 23rd 2008

08:08:57, Categories: Event calendar

Last Call: Cool URIs for the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group has published the Last Call Working Draft of Cool URIs for the Semantic Web. URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) are very important to the Semantic Web, providing both the core of the framework itself and the link between RDF and the Web. Please send comments about this document to public-sweo-ig@w3.org (with public archive) before the 28 March 2008.
By: Ivan Herman
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