When did the Semantic Web enter our Lexicon?

Interesting essay from Tim Finn...

"When was the term Semantic Web first used for the W3C’s vision of embedding a web of data in machine-understandable form in the World Wide Web? The earliest reference I can find on the Web is from one of Tim-Berners Lee’s design documents from January 1997. The ideas and some of the technology goes back a bit further of course, but I’m interested in the evolution of the term."

Why Semantics?

In this short video, Ratnesh Sahay at DERI Galway , gives his insight into Semantics and the evolution of computer and machines and why we will need Semantics!
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Semantic Web & Social Software by Dr John Breslin

In this short interview, Dr John Breslin , subcluster leader of the Social Software group at DERI, Galway   gives his view on what the Semantic Web is. He introduces what DERI is about and discusses the projects he is working on, in particular the SIOC project and explains what Social Software is.
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The Semantic Web as explained By Eyal Oren

In this interview PhD student at DERI Galway , Eyal Oren , presents his view of the Semantic Web. Using simple and concise explanations Eyal explains how the Semantic Web will work with the current Web and how data on the Web will be used more efficiently. He also introduces the viewer to the Semantic Desktop one of the projects he is currently working on and discusses the project procedure at DERI.
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ITAG award

Brendan Smith DERI's Outreach officer wins ITAG's Schools Initiative Project 2006.
The photo from top left to right shows Vassilios Peristeras, Dr John Breslin, Mike Turley CEO of DERI Galway , DJ Gareth O' Callaghan. From bottom left to right shows Brendan Smith holding his award, Minister for European Affairs Mr Noel Treacy and Dr Brian Wall.

Blog is online

Finally, after some issues configuring the TIMTAB extension, DERI has a blog as well.