More semantic web applications

So we all know that one of the latest buzz phrases in the web sphere is ‘the semantic web.’ But what is it? And how are people going to start using it. Well, according to this article, Healthmap.org has the beginnings of a neat semantic web driven application.

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So we all know that one of the latest buzz phrases in the web sphere is ‘the semantic web.’ But what is it? And how are people going to start using it. Well, according to this article, Healthmap.org has the beginnings of a neat semantic web driven application. Check out this quote: “HealthMap goes beyond the standard mashup and is more like a small-scale implementation of the long-awaited semantic web.So we all know that one of the latest buzz phrases in the web sphere is ‘the semantic web.’

But what is it? And how are people going to start using it. Well, according to this article, Healthmap.org has the beginnings of a neat semantic web driven application.

Check out this quote:

“HealthMap goes beyond the standard mashup and is more like a small-scale implementation of the long-awaited semantic web. The site, which the researchers describe in the latest issue of open access PLoS Medicine, creates machine-readable public health information from the text indexed by Google News, World Health Organization updates and online listserv discussions…

...HealthMap can differentiate between a news story about an outbreak and a story about government vaccination or public health. By identifying the language reporters use in known outbreak stories, it can find similar new ones based on the same verbiage. For instance, key words like “mysterious” tend to pop up in outbreak stories, but not, say, in coverage of vaccine programs. Another common feature of outbreak stories is a small number in the headline, usually to denote a number of people infected or killed. “

Head over to Healthmap.org to see what they are talking about.

Joel