Meet us at ESWC 2010 in Heraklion/Greece

At this year´s ESWC (Extended Semantic WebSemantic Web is a group of methods and technologies to allow machines to understand the meaning - or "semantics" - of information on the World Wide Web. The term was coined by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) director Tim Berners-Lee. According to the original vision, the availability of ... Conference) Thomas Schandl will give a system demo of PoolParty Thesaurus Management & Semantic SearchSemantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding searcher intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable dataspace, whether on the Web or within a closed system, to generate more relevant results. Author Seth Grimes lists "11 approaches that join ... and he will talk about “SKOSSimple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a family of formal languages designed for representation of thesauri, classification schemes, taxonomies, subject-heading systems, or any other type of structured controlled vocabulary. SKOS is built upon RDF and RDFS, and its main objective is to ... Thesaurus Management utilizing Linked DataLinked Data is a sub-topic of the Semantic Web. The term Linked Data is used to describe a method of exposing, sharing, and connecting data via dereferenceable URIs on the Web.”.
PoolParty is one of the first commercial platforms built around SKOS which is a W3C specification to build and maintain controlled vocabulariesControlled vocabularies provide a way to organize knowledge for subsequent retrieval. They are used in subject indexing schemes, subject headings, thesauri and taxonomies. Controlled vocabulary schemes mandate the use of predefined, authorised terms that have been preselected by the designer of .... One of the keynotes of the conference is fully dedicated to SKOS: Sean Bechhofer will give a talk about “SKOS: Past, Present and Future“.

The conference will take place from May 30 until June 3 in beautiful Greece. See the full programme here. The mission of the Extended Semantic Web Conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners dealing with different aspects of semantics on the Web.