Hans Oesterholt-Dijkema wrote:
> We've just begun a group on Semantic Web at our site and
> we're wondering: What kind of applications/application domains
> should we think of in the domain of Semantic Web and ontologies?
> We're searching applications for Sem. Web., but we just can't
> think of any real life things.
Faceted search, for one.
I'm working with a small, 100% F/OSS online services
company<http://civicactions.com/> that has a contract to create a
faceted search facility for non-profit artist communities across the
country. For example, if a San Francisco artist was looking for a
performance space in Chicago, she could use this to find a performance
space seating 500-1000 with sound amplification and other "facets".
Data will initially be statically imported from an initial set of 4-6
participating organizations, but is expected to grow to many more feeds
- probably via an XML-RPC interface - in the foreseeable future.
We're using Protege, RAP (RDF for PHP) and ARC as basic technology
infrastructure, and will deliver the site integrated into the Drupal
CMS. We'll be contributing 100% of our code back too the community
licensed as either GPL or AGPL.
Oh, and by the way, we're open to having others help us with this