Introducing Six Semantic Technology Vendors: Strengthening Insurance Business Initiatives with Semantic Technologies
- Published: June 2010
If you’re looking to build the next “killer app”, but you hate the term “Web 3.0,” all we can say is get over it! This new special report reveals how semantic technologies drive product and service opportunities in the next stage of the internet. You can call it whatever you want. We map 70 semantic capabilities, grouped into 16 categories and four innovation perspectives. These are the value building blocks for winning business concepts and solutions.
Internet innovation has a direction. It is towards greater bandwidth, more intense social connectedness, smarter applications and devices, and pervasive adaptability. The broad sweep of internet evolution we call the semantic wave.
The semantic wave embraces four stages of internet growth. Web 1.0, was about connecting information and getting on the net. Web 2.0 is about connecting people — putting the “I” in user interface, and the “we” into webs of social participation. The next stage, Web 3.0, is starting now. It is about representing meanings, connecting knowledge, and putting these to work in ways that make our experience of internet more relevant, useful, and enjoyable. Web 4.0 will come later. It is about connecting intelligences in a ubiquitous web where both people and things reason and communicate together.
All product and service Innovation is about new configurations of value. Value is measured as the worth or desirability (positive or negative) of something, and of how well something conforms to its concept or intension.
Value innovation in Web 3.0 has four key perspectives: user experience, social computing, smart software and things, and semantic ecosystem. These perspectives are present in any new offering. They co-evolve. In Web 3.0, these four value innovation perspectives are unified through a shift from data, information, and procedure centric computing to new patterns of computing that are knowledge centric. Key measurable dimensions of worth include capability, performance, user experience, and life cycle value.
Semantic technologies will drive value in Web 3.0. This report discusses areas of opportunity, highlights key trends, and gives examples and definitions of terms. It maps 70 semantic capabilities, grouped into 16 categories, and 4 value perspectives. Individually and together in combinations, these semantic technology based capabilities provide value building blocks for winning products and services in the next stage of the internet. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
2 Semantic Wave
2.1 Strategic Vision
2.2 Web 1.0
2.3 Web 2.0
2.4 Web 3.0
2.5 Web 4.0
3 Semantic Technologies
3.1 Technology Themes & Perspectives
3.3 Semantic User Experience
3.4 Semantic Social Computing
3.5 Semantic Applications
3.6 Semantic Infrastructure
4 Semantic Markets
4.1 Market View
4.2 Research and Development
4.3 Information & Communications Technology
4.4 Consumer Internet
4.5 Enterprise Horizontal
4.6 Industry Verticals
What is the Semantic Wave?
The semantic wave is a tidal wave of four stages of internet growth. The first stage, Web 1.0, was about connecting information and getting on the net. Web 2.0 is about connecting people — putting the “I” in user interface, and the “we” into Webs of social participation. The next stage, Web 3.0, is starting now. It is about representing meanings, connecting knowledge, and putting these to work in ways that make our experience of internet more relevant, useful, and enjoyable. Web 4.0 will come later. It is about connecting intelligences in a ubiquitous Web where both people and things reason and communicate together.
Over the next decade, the semantic wave will spawn multi-billion dollar technology markets that will drive trillion dollar global economic expansions to transform
industries as well as our experience of the internet. The Semantic Wave 2008 report examines drivers and market forces for adoption of semantic technologies in Web 3.0 and maps opportunities for investors, technology developers, and public and private enterprises.
What are Semantic Technologies?
Semantic technologies are digital tools that represent meanings and knowledge (e.g., knowledge of something, knowledge about something, and knowledge how to do something, etc.) separately from content or behavior artifacts such as documents, data files, and program code. This knowledge is encoded in a digital form that both people and machines can access and interpret. The basic shift in information and communications technology (ICT) that is occurring now is from informationcentric to knowledge-centric patterns of computing. This is made possible by the application of semantic technologies and open standards that enable people and machines to connect, evolve, share, and use knowledge on an unprecedented scale and in new ways that make our experience of the internet better. Not restricted just to current Semantic Web standards, the next stage of internet evolution will encompass a broad range of knowledge representation and reasoning capabilities including microformats, semantic html, pattern detection, deep linguistics, ontology and model based inferencing, analogy
and reasoning with uncertainties, conflicts, causality, and values.
- Be Informed
- Cambridge Semantics
- Digital Harbor
- Expert System
- Radar Networks
- Semantic System
- Semantech Inc
- Semantic Research
- Semantic Insights
- Semantic Arts
- Semantic Universe
- Textwise, Talis
- Thomson Reuters
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