Realizing the Memex - An introduction to the Semantic Web
This talk introduces the Semantic Web and how it can finally realize Vannevar Bush's Memex machine. For the first time in history, we have the technology to extend our individual memory to encompass all human knowledge.
“Memory Extender”, would allow anyone to store data in a way that can be searched with speed and flexibility. "New forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them..."
Restricted to representing data about a small set of different types of entities. Only provides a small set of attributes that may used to describe these entities. Often not possible to express relationships between entities.
understand the methods available to retrieve data from each API, and write custom code for accessing data from each data source. Significant effort is required to integrate each novel data set into an application.