Summary for Chicago Semantic Web Group Talk

This past thursday, I was pleased to give a presentation to the Chicago Semantic Web USers Group. The title of the presentation was “Semantics: How You Can Make Up Your Own Truth”. We had another great turnout and I think the discussion was both pragmatic and useful to everyone there. Some people asked me to post a wrap up of the talk, since I went through a lot of semantic concepts / technologies. Many of these technologies were new to the group. So in this post, I’ll go over what I talked about and provide some follow up links where applicable. The hosting facility was again the Illinois Technology Association. They graciously provided a conference room for us to use. If anyone would like more information about becoming a member of the ITA, you can contact them here.
Onto the links:

Semantic Data Technologies:

Principles:

Concepts:

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Commercial Initiatives:

Semantic Tools:

Venue:

We had a great time, so if you’re ever in the Chicago area, sign up for the group at its meetup.com page here. You’ll be notified when we have our next meeting. I posted some photos from the talk on the meetup page ( here ). And hey, if you’re inclicned, we’re also always open to presenters, so if you have an idea and want to give a talk, contact either of the organizers at the meetup.com web page.