live blogging from BarCamp Cambridge, Matt's talk14 Jul 2008 in cambridge, blog, flickr, blogging, barcamp, web, science, talk
Matt talking about semanitic web for science, an introductionXML, URI, namespaces, RDL OWL,standards are often argued about but it;s just XML
we are supposed to be able to publish semantis data easily,at the moment it's not just an extension but a whole other world,people won't learn sapqrl
Matt believes that we can get the benifits of semantic now, but withoutin any case, it's hard to get funding
should consider semantic web, rather than Semantic Web,
how do we add sematic value to existing dcuments,enemble is the public interface originally to hte human genome project, butthere are lots of other gnese in there nowset up to fight against the patenting of genescontains microformat in web output now!enembleit's open source and open data
people understand how to look at a html source, so it's easy to add, thevalue is there without the overheadjust add standard html classes, and let people do what they want to do withit.Q - will this lead to islands of parsing?
The idea is enseble is a big resource, and hope that people will follow socreate a defacto-standard
Can style it,Parse it
can the website be the API?
can use a standard uri to access the data
cut down on the amount of code that gets written
there is more data on the web, then is available through the api(we are not the only ones)
Q - What if your api is just your searchFlickr and Yahoo do this
Why not a pipes fo biology?
have started abioformats.org
the microformats approach is slow, they have the idea of the process,then you have to go through a standard, and it goes round after round,we should just get started(see operator plugin, the browser becomes the broker for data)