Keywords

semantic annotation, semantic tagging, model search and discovery, web services, environmental information enrichment

Start Date

1-7-2010 12:00 AM

Description

The web is rapidly evolving and its traditional role of repository of static information is changing into a hub for collaboration among people. Web resources tend to become more and more complex, and to offer services that include access to remote databases, and computational power. All of this becomes very interesting not only for the common user, but especially for scientists and researchers which actually see their computers "disappear" into the web “cloud", getting back an unprecedented access to services and computational resources. Yet, to exploit these new facilities new tools are needed. The TaToo project aims at exploiting a common practice among web user: search, discovery and tagging of interesting resources. The practice of tagging allows user groups to label and classify resources enabling aggregators to display the most relevant ones according to the context. TaToo aims to take the core idea of tagging and adding the ability to add valuable information in the form of semantic annotations, thus facilitating future usage and discovery, and kicking off a beneficial cycle of information enrichment. Thus, the production of semantic meta information will improve the discovery process, but also interpretation in a larger sense (verification that its the information I was looking for, assessment of usefulness for a given situation, understanding of how to use the information correctly etc.).

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TaToo: tagging environmental resources on the web by semantic annotations

The web is rapidly evolving and its traditional role of repository of static information is changing into a hub for collaboration among people. Web resources tend to become more and more complex, and to offer services that include access to remote databases, and computational power. All of this becomes very interesting not only for the common user, but especially for scientists and researchers which actually see their computers "disappear" into the web “cloud", getting back an unprecedented access to services and computational resources. Yet, to exploit these new facilities new tools are needed. The TaToo project aims at exploiting a common practice among web user: search, discovery and tagging of interesting resources. The practice of tagging allows user groups to label and classify resources enabling aggregators to display the most relevant ones according to the context. TaToo aims to take the core idea of tagging and adding the ability to add valuable information in the form of semantic annotations, thus facilitating future usage and discovery, and kicking off a beneficial cycle of information enrichment. Thus, the production of semantic meta information will improve the discovery process, but also interpretation in a larger sense (verification that its the information I was looking for, assessment of usefulness for a given situation, understanding of how to use the information correctly etc.).