Monday, September 03, 2007

Huge hopes for the long term: Tim Berners-Lee on the Semantic Web

Tim Berners-Lee, in an awesome 8-minute video on YouTube, explains succinctly and beautifully the potential of open access and open data, to make possible what was previously impossible, why standards and openness are needed to make this happen. Imagine epidemiologists having ready access not only to medical data, but also data about nutrition and air traffic patterns. Thanks to Dean Giustini on UBC Google Scholar Blog.

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