K. Krasnow Waterman started the New York Semantic Technology & Business Conference off on the right foot Wednesday, highlighting the highly practical virtues of the semantic web and Linked Data for all.
Krasnow Waterman pointed to four big benefits of a semantic web world, including easing the path to:
- Analyzing data from multiple sources;
- Understanding context, from the meaning of a particular term to the context of relationships;
- Linking data; and
- Applying rules in which there’s no limit about what can be said or linked to within program code that can be reasoned over as data flows through systems.
In her life as CEO of LawTechIntersect, which offers data/technology management and policy consulting, she noted that she’s now “talking to people about forestalling their platform upgrades, to go back instead and embed the tagging needed for semantic processing,” she told attendees at SemTech. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Do it and you can compute forevermore with that data.”