These developments are strategically aligned with our company’s roots. Shared information via a common framework for data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries.

Examples:

Semantic Web (‘SemWeb”) Technology is being used to share information at the Australian Great Barrier Reef Park Authority. Users (“observers”) of coral bleaching can self-report incidents to the authority to improve knowledge of the millions of square miles of coast around Australia.

Craigslist, a company with less than 50 employees champions user generated content for Collectivie Wisdom. This is a hugely disruptive development because Craigslist is one of the top 20 most visited sites on the web.

Semantic Webs are being leveraged as a mechanism for improved health care. The World Wide Web Consortium and the Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group , which is chartered to deploy standardized Semantic Web specifications to provide services defined by the user community. Looking to overcome obstacles to data sharing in the life science research and health services communities, W3C seeks a framework supporting semantically rich system, process, and information interoperability. According to W3C, embedding of semantics into medical and research information will offer better access to information needed to find cures for diseases, make drugs safer and more affordable, and enable health care providers to offer individualized clinical management.

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