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Practical aspects of using the Semantic Web

MultimediaN demonstrator: culture in context

Jacco van Ossenbruggen


Why do I need the Semantic Web in the first place?

So you have heard all about XML, RDF, RDFS, OWL, WordNet in RDF, Ontologies, Description Logics, Rule Languages ...

But what is it all good for in practice?

My two cents:

MultimediaN Application Pilot e-Culture

picture of painting described below

Example use case: find paintings of a similar style

picture of painting described below
KLIMT, Gustav
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Oil and gold on canvas
138 x 138 cm
Austrian Gallery, Vienna

How can we find this other painting?

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MUNCH, Edvard
The Scream
Oil, tempera and pastel on cardboard
91 x 73.5 cm
National Gallery, Oslo

Current demo

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Architecture of the demonstrator


Link & enrich the data

Using the data

Future directions

Acknowledgments: Guus, Mark and many others

We all know that, right?