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First Semantic Web SIG Presented by SDForum

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced the formation of the Semantic Web special interest group (SIG). The first meeting offers a great opportunity for the Silicon Valley technology community to engage in dialogue with world recognized Semantic Web experts. The SIG meeting is May 22, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ — SDForum, Silicon Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology community, today announced the formation of the Semantic Web special interest group (SIG). The first meeting offers a great opportunity for the Silicon Valley technology community to engage in dialogue with world recognized Semantic Web experts. The SIG meeting is May 22, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.

The Semantic Web SIG will be facilitated by SIG co-chairs Jeff Pollock, senior director at Oracle, and Dr. AJ Chen, senior search engineer at Healthline.com. Dr. Chen applies ontology for developing search engines focusing on consumer healthcare. He is known for working with a variety of open communities and open source software.

"It is important to experiment with new and practical approaches that will make semantic data a web reality," said Dr. Chen. "Semantic technology is influencing the basic organization and management of many aspects of our daily lives such as our healthcare system, government agencies, enterprise software tools and consumer applications."

As many sites choose from a variety of software applications it is important that there is a standard mode of translation in existence. The solution must be able to capture the most important information from all the languages. SIG speakers will be asked to forecast the future of Semantic Web trends and the possible impact they may have for developers and the general public.

"We hope starting this SIG plays a crucial role in building a strong local community that improves on Semantic Web development," said Susan Lucas-Conwell executive director of SDForum. "The earlier we promote awareness of these changes in Semantic Web technology, the smoother the transition will be in the future for everyone."

Agenda: 4:30pm – 7:00pm Free Exhibition from Semantic Technology Conference 7:00pm – 7:30pm Registration (FREE for members and non-members) 7:30pm – 8:15pm Position Statements from Panelists 8:15pm – 9:00pm Panel Discussion and Audience Questions Location: Fairmont Hotel, 170 South Market St, San Jose, CA

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Media are invited to attend the event. For media registration, please contact Bianca Panlasigue at SDForum@fortythreepr.com.

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For more event information please visit: http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=12816

About SDForum

SDForum has been instrumental in setting the high tech industry agenda for more than 22 years. As a high-tech non-profit dedicated to educating and creating relationships within the technology community, SDForum provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best business practices through events, specialized services and resources. The SDForum reaches 12,000 software professionals annually, through more than 20 programs a month that promote emerging technologies and business practices. Long-standing relationships in Silicon Valley include software companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Sun Microsystems. In addition, SDForum has support from the City of San Jose, and sponsorship from over 30 venture capital firms, financial institutions, multinational enterprises, international trade organizations and service providers. For more information, visit www.sdforum.org.

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CONTACT: Bianca Panlasigue of FortyThree, Inc., +1-831-621-3773, or SDForum@fortythreepr.com.

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