A new report is available for purchase from Frost & Sullivan entitled Semantic Web – Funding Analysis. The report “offers insights on the funding trends within this space and recommendations for investors and stakeholders interested in venturing into this segment. In addition, semantic start-ups that might potentially require funds to take their technology to the next stage could benefit by getting a glimpse of key venture capitalists and other funding bodies.”
The abstract states, “The rapid evolution of the Internet and the explosion of online data have enhanced the need for richer and more diverse capabilities. Semantic web is poised to play a very important role in defining the next generation of the Internet. By adding structure and meaning to online content, semantic technology can help refine search results and perform sophisticated tasks for end users. The U.S. Government’s commitment to openness, collaboration, and transparency in all government initiatives has propelled the adoption of semantic technologies in governmental agencies. More than 2,70,000 data sets are available for public viewing with the help of the Data Guv project. ‘While the government has promoted the technology by generating data sets and mash ups from federal information, private funding agencies show reluctance as the business value of semantic web does not seem promising,’ notes the analyst of this research service. ‘Moreover, funding agencies are reluctant to invest in certain segments which are dominated by key participants.’
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