Tenth International Workshop CIA 2006 on


Cooperative Information Agents

September 11 - 13, 2006

                                 University of Edinburgh, UK


In cooperation with ACM SIGART, ACM SIGWeb,  ACM SIGKDD, Global Grid Forum


Semantic Web Research Anno 2006:                       Main Streams, Popular Fallacies, Current Status, and Future Challenges

Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

In this talk, we try to give an analysis and overview of the current state of Semantic Web research. We point to dierent interpretations of the SemanticWeb as the reason underlying many controversies, we list (and debunk) four false objections which are often raised against the Semantic Web eort. We discuss the current status of the Semantic Web work by reviewing the current answers to four central research questions that need to be answered, and by surveying the uptake of Semantic Web technology in dierent application areas. Finally, we try to identify the main challenges facing the Semantic Web community

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