The importance and nuances of human interaction are often deemphasized when focusing on automatic generation of semantic markup, which results in dissatisfied users and unrealized return on investment. The Social Semantic Web (s2w), reaches beyond the search box to transport us from a collection of hyperlinks to meaningful, real time knowledge sharing. The s2w facilitates the fluid transition of meaningful information from the source to the user. As users consistently qualify the value of information sets through the act of selection, they are the de facto stakeholders of the Social Semantic Web. Employers are the ultimate beneficiaries with a better informed, more decisive workforce; one not achieved with an IT miracle technology, but by improved human-computer interactions.
In their presentation at the Digital Asset Management NY, Johnson Space Center Taxonomist Sarah Berndt and Joseph Busch of Taxonomy Strategies discussed the planning, development, and maintenance stages for components of a semantic system while emphasizing the necessity of a Social Semantic Web for the Enterprise. Identification of risks and variables associated with layering the successful implementation of a semantic system are also modeled.
- Sarah Berndt, Johnson Space Center
- Joseph A. Busch, Taxonomy Strategies