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User Interaction and Uptake Challenges to Successfully Deploying Semantic Web Technologies

The Semantic Web community could benefit greatly from 'eating its own dog food' in order to better understand the challenges and opportunities of a Semantic Web from the user perspective. In this paper we describe the deployment of Semantic Web applications and services at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2006), before presenting results of an evaluation into how these technologies were experienced by delegates. Based on themes identified in the evaluation we highlight seven user interaction and uptake challenges raised by the conference experience, and discuss how these may generalize to the widespread deployment of Semantic Web technologies.

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Proceedings of The 3rd International Semantic Web User Interaction Workshop (SWUI2006), 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2006), November 2006, Athens, Georgia, USA.

ID: kmi-06-18

Date: 2006

Author(s): Tom Heath, John Domingue, Paul Shabajee

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