The Semantic Web for noobs

December 27th, 2007

Manu Sporny of Digital Bazaar put together a six minute introductory presentation about the Semantic Web.


“We’ve been heavily involved with the World Wide Web Consortium over the past several months working with the RDFa task force, chartered by the Semantic Web Deployment group. While the semantic web is many things to many people, it is quite simple at it’s core. Explaining that simplicity in less than 30 minutes, though, is quite a difficult task. We put together a very simple, playful, video that succinctly explains why the Semantic Web is such a big deal.” (src)

The presentation comes at the Semantic Web from the RDFa direction without mentioning other use cases. But how far can you go in six minutes staring from a full stop? I think that it’s well done and effective.