I recently was asked to talk about Web Science to the US President’s Innovative Technology Advisory Committee. My comments focused on the role of the Web as a critical infrastructure, and on the need for us to better understand it. More on what I said and my written remarks can be found on my Nature.com blog at:
I have written a blog about the Linked Open Government Project:
This entry is a backgrounder, rather than a technical piece – the goal is to introduce some new work that my RPI laboratory has been doing aimed at using Semantic Web technologies to help the US government in their data sharing efforts at the Data.gov site. Since similar work is going on on the British Data.gov.uk website, led by my colleagues Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, (with some “friendly rivalry” between the two), I thought it might be worth providing some background, and pointers to this work.
(update – DOH! Here is the link: