The Semantic Edge at the Web 2.0 Summit

October 20th, 2007

There’s been a lot of news about last week’s Web 2.0 Summit, much of it very interesting.


There was a panel on the ‘Semantic Edge’ that Read/Write Web wrote about in The New Era of Semantic Apps

“I’m here at the Semantic Edge panel at the Summit, moderated by Tim O’Reilly and featuring W. Daniel Hillis (Co-Chairman and CTO, Applied Minds), Barney Pell (Founder and CEO of Powerset), Nova Spivack (Twine – see our review here). The panel starts with demos from each of the three speakers.”

The applications, Freebase, Twine and Powerset, are quite distinct and represent different perspectives on the Semantic Web, with only Nova Spivak’s Twine making use of the W3C’s RDF-based languages and technology. Shelly Powers blogs about the panel and Twine, with some good observations.