Roger Needham lecture 2005

The semantic web

Speaker: Prof Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester.

The lecture introduces the semantic web and demonstrates the way that basic research in knowledge representation and reasoning has contributed to the design of OWL (a semantic web ontology language developed by the World Wide Web Consortium).

The lecture encompasses wide areas of research, and Prof Horrocks continues to explore the impact that semantic-web research is having on fields as diverse as medicine, genomics, earth sciences, agriculture, fisheries and manufacturing.