Looking for information about Semantic Web I always wonder why it has not been implemented during these years, or moreover why most of the documentation I find on Internet are from few years ago.
Well, I came across with the post “Semantic Web is dead” where the author explains that even though the Semantic Web is a great idea, from the last few years the developing and improved techniques of AI and Deep Learning technologies has been unnecessary the implementation of Semantic Web.
This is because Deep Learning is taking over the solution of the problem that Semantic Web wants to tackle without the implementations of these techniques to every website, instead Search Engines develop their own solutions with Deep Learning.
Deep Learning is a class of learning process algorithms. These algorithms are able to develop solutions with many variables. This learn process can be supervised, partially supervised or unsupervised.
To understand how Deep Learning is transforming many industries in the world you can have a look of the next video where four expertise in the materia talk about the past, present and the future of AI and Deep Learning
WordPress is the most wide use CMS (Content Management System) in the world. This CMS allowed us to create a website very quickly without knowledge about programming. It has a administrator area where the user can create, edit and delete post, pages, users, and more. It was mainly created for blogs but with the huge community support and the rise popularity in comparison with other CMSs such as Joomla, Drupal, or Magento, it has been improved to develop other types of websites such as e-commerce sites.
WordPress has a platform where you can create very quickly a blog for free, or you can downloaded and install it in your own server. This last option is better if we want to have all the features that WordPress provide. Basically, If we want to change the aspect or front-end of the website, we can install or download different “themes” very easily. However, if we want to change or add more functionalities that WordPress provide we would install or download “plugins”.
I have been working with this platform many years, helping other companies to have a web presence, from more simple to more complex websites. I found out that, even though the learning curve to do little changes such as adding post, pages, pictures are very easy, it was not that easy for more complicate things, like adding new functionalities. However, because it is very easy for the end user to actually use the platform it is worth it to spend more time understanding the CMS than creating a new platform from your own.
Because as I said, I worked with WordPress before but mainly because is one of the main frameworks used on Internet, I thought that it would be a great idea to spreading Semantic Web technologies to this platform through the developing of a plugin.
Although I did not create such complicate Plugins before, I thought that it would be a nice challenge for my Honours degree and it would help me in the future.
This is blog which will follow the steps of my Honours project. From the research, developing, evaluation and, the presentation “finale”. Besides, writing the blog will help me in the following months to clarify my ideas, come back about what I have done and take better decisions.
The main idea of Honours project started a year ago when I heard for the first time the definition of Semantic Web during a class with Dr Simon Wells, who teach Advance Web Technologies. I do not why but his definition and explanation of Semantic Web intrigued me.
Then, somehow, Semantic Web was related with AI (Artificial Intelligence), which it has always fascinate me but because of my lack of Mathematical knowledge I knew I could never do or study something related to it.
So it was related. Applying Semantic Web we could help AI to develop better search engines and connect the data of internet that now doesn’t make really sense to machines to actually, machines that could make widespread interpretations about the “meaning” of the data on the WWW (World Wide Web).
That’s how I started thinking during the summer to do something about Semantic Web for my Honours project. I believe that AI is the next revolution, if it does not it already, and studying and research about Semantic Web and AI technologies can gives the opportunity to work in this field in the future.