DBin: Semantic Web for user communities, now!
- Giovanni Tummarello, UNIVERSITA' POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE, Italy
Slot: 16:00-17:30, Thursday 25th MayDBin is general purpose Semantic Web application that enables power users (domain experts) to create "discussion groups" where users annotate any subject of interest (from "beers" as in our example to anything really). At low level, these annotatins are expressed using the languages defined in the Semantic Web initiative (Namely RDF) and the exchanges happen in a P2P model. But the end user doesn't have to be aware of this immediately.
For an end user, DBin is simply a way to express and retrieve knowledge with other fellow users in a much more specific and successful way than what the web usually allows.