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questions, research situations and scientific dis-
course in terms of formal top-ontologies (such as
ISO/CD 21127)
2008: Case studies of real achievements in terms
of knowledge representation
2008-2012: Specific mapping technology for
domain experts
2008-2015: Massive investment in data cleaning
(duplicate removal) techniques and architectures
and algorithms for information integration
2010: More intuitive user interfaces `that render to
the user the notion of "what the source knows"...'
(M. Doerr)
Around 2010: A `Non-Fake-Eliza' to be opera-
Wider spread of affordable language engineer-
ing resources (e.g. data normalisation and clean-
ing tools)
Some first results in `semantic drilling' at resource
level also in `soft' fields of scholarship (based on
semantic frameworks)
2015 and beyond
Mainly for some `hard' science resources, reliable
semantically based operations at resource level
2015-2020: Methodology for a global index to a
federation of continuously changing resources that
may converge and result in an increasing rather
than degrading level of accessible knowledge
2015-2020: `Open World' query languages and sys-
tems, running real applications
Generally, what could be achieved over
the next 10-15 years?
`Semantic markup that is as common as HTML is
today'. (A participant from the archival domain)
`Usable and useful semantic exploration interfaces'.
(P. Mulholland)
`A European Semantic Web based search engine
for cultural heritage of the member states of the
European Union and beyond'. (K. Martinez)
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