The long term goal of this site is to develop a set of strategies for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications based on such things as the application domain, the platform and a set of tools based on familiar programming languages. Still very much a work in progress. Enjoy.
The site is loosely arranged into the following layers, each layer building on the one beneath it.
Presentations contains a number of selected presentations that give a quick overview of different aspects of the Semantic Web.
Domains outlines how semantic web technologies can be applied to a particular business domain and can be referenced in support of developing business cases for using the semantic web.
Applications contains examples of semantic web applications and of the semantic web being applied in practice.
Development includes tools and processes that can be used for building semantic web applications, for example applications that can publish and consume Linked Data. There is some cross-over between applications listed in the Applications layer and their use as tools for the building of other applications.
Linked Data is instance data, datasets based on the concepts defined in ontologies and published according to Linked Data Design Principles.
Ontologies define domain specific concepts using the standards rdf, rdfs and owl.
The bottom layer, Standards, consists of the W3C Specifications upon which the Semantic Web and Linked Data applications are built.
Currently the URL for the site is http://notes.3kbo.com/. In 2011 it will migrate to http://strategies.3kbo.com/ as part of the migration to Drupal 7.
The links on this site frequently reference other pages on the site before going to more authoritative external sources. This is two satisfy two main goals:
The first is to allow the site to run stand alone on a laptop, unplugged from the internet if need be, when presenting as part of a business case.
The second is to promote a level of self checking of the sites content. This includes checking that the descriptions and examples make sense in different contexts, promoting the revision of wordy and incomplete content.