[sf-perl] [ANN] "RDF on Rails", 12/15, UC Berkeley

Rich Morin rdm at cfcl.com
Wed Nov 25 09:45:33 PST 2009

"RDF on Rails", Dean Allemang and Rich Morin

The East Bay Ruby Meetup Group
12/15, 6:30 pm, Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall, UCB

Presentation Abstract...

The Semantic Web has progressed from a vision to a powerful set
of standards, technologies, and practices.  These can be applied
to a variety of application programming problems.  In particular,
it's high time for web developers to get involved!

Dean and Rich will give a gentle introduction to Semantic Web
technologies, concentrating on RDF(S) and SPARQL.  They will
discuss the Semantic Web vision, status, and prospects, then
present use cases and ways to use currently available tools with
Ruby and Rails.


Dean Allemang, Chief Scientist of TopQuadrant, has more than 15
years experience in research, deployment and development of
knowledge-based systems.  He is the co-author (with Jim Hendler)
of "Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling
in RDFS and OWL".

Rich Morin is a seasoned developer and technical writer.  He is
interested in using Semantic Web technologies to create useful
and novel applications.  His current project merges ontologies
with Google SketchUp modeling and (Ruby) plugin development.
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