SICoP’s vision for the semantic web

March 12th, 2005

The Semantic Interoperability Community of Practice (SICoP) is a special interest group in the Knowledge Management working group of the Chief Information Officers Council of the U.S. Government. It’s objectives are to (i) promote semantic interoperability as an operational characteristic of software used in US Federal agencies; (ii) support semantic data integration among software and data repositories provided by the US Federal Government; and (iii) to make the Semantic Web operational in member’s agencies.

A recent white paper Introducing Semantic Technologies and the Vision of the Semantic Web (PDF version) (v5.4, 16 February 2005) is aimed at explaining applications of semantic technologies to agency executives, CIOs, enterprise architects, IT professionals, program managers, and others within government agencies responsible for data and knowledge management. The paper discusses applications to semantic web services, information interoperability, and intelligent search as well as the current use of protocols, schemas, and tools that will pave the road toward the Semantic Web.