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Old 02-18-2005   #1
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New semantic web search project

The University of Southampton has just launched Mspace, a semantic web search which uses multi-pane browsing to gradually focus results.

a description of the project:

a demo of the application which focuses on classical music (requires a Mozila-based browser and the Quicktime plugin)

The interesting thing about this is that users who have a general knowledge of a subject will have an easier time finding specific results. Instead of using specific search phrases to search, the user can specify how they want to organize the data and search specific categories.

They also created a version of Mspace that utilized the IMDB (unfortunately it's not online)
An mSpace can be applied potentially to any area of information. Like movies. Like the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). To test the mSpace Framework Software, we wrapped an mspace around IMDB (which supports export of its data) and a few other info sites about movies, and created an mSpace Browser (or explorer) for Movies. For preview cues, we've associated freely available trailers. Don't know about Film Noir? Preview some trailers to get a feel for the genre, then explore by decade, director, cast, studio, country. Interested in the kinds of films the UK was making during the early years of WWII? Explore through decade and country and studio. Easily compare UK output with other countries at the same time. See information about genres, directors, actors too.
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Some think the semantic web will work perfectly, some think its too easy to manipulate and should not be used,...either way, there are a lot of projects out there is preparation for possible deployment:


Good article:

Personalization seems to be creeping in everywhere. The MSpace project is nice and clean isn't it?

(thanks matey)
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Beautiful research, monica and mspace are conducting.

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