But seems to be still stuck with the notion of adding value to News. I guess this is obvious considering its origins and current owners, but still the evangelists of this services need to talk about more than News.
Semantic Data/Metadata is about language and meaning in general. To be stuck with one utility of it, however critical to modern society, is to limit its perceived usefulness.
I strongly believe Calais, and similar services, will play their biggest role in being the silent ‘semantic proxy’ between content and the consumer of the content. Adding and enabling intelligence to text in a seamless fashion, regardless of the domain being considered.
One does not rave about a RDBMS’ ability to build indexes or query execution plans, likewise Semantic services should be ubiquitous enough for people to consume it as routinely as adding an index to a table, or the server generating a execution plan.
Where do you think semantic technologies could add value?