Emergent semantics Yahoo group

June 25th, 2005

Emergent Semantics is a new Yahoo group that describes itself as follows:

“This group is dedicated to the discussion of the emergent semantic web – a mechanism through which meaning arises out of interactions between software agents, humans and metadata. The so-called “folksonomies” Flickr, Del.icio.us are examples of such emergent phenomena. The idea is to extend this to the entire web and allow media to interact in ways currently not possible. For example, we can envisage ways in which IR algorithms can generate relations and allow for serendipitous interactions of data.”