Spending time at the IKS Paris Workshop this week, what strikes me first and foremost is the sheer distance; the distance between the skilled state-of-the-art developers and vendors, working with semantic web and the absent practitioner.
One thing is bringing semantic web to web content management. Another more decisive distance that needs to be covered is the one between the smart people at the IKS sponsored projects and the end user.
Today, the distance is still vast.
The use of semantic web is still far from reaching its full potential. To achieve that and make the phenomenon a truly successful one, the end user needs to enter into the equation and become an integral part of the mix.
Inspired by the sessions at the IKS workshop, here are 5 possible ways to bridge the gap between technology and the end user. All to the benefit of you – the practitioner.
IKS stands for Interactive Knowledge Stack and is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open and flexible technology platform for semantically enhanced Content Management Systems (CMS). John Pereira is managing the community and working at Salzburg Research in Austria.
IKS is co-funded by the European Union with €6.58m.