Yahoo ran an interview with Dr. Rudi Studer on semantic search technologies earlier this month that I thought would provide you with beneficial insights. The professor in Applied Informatics at University of Karlsuhe has done research on ontology management, semantic Web services, and knowledge management.
While applications built on semantic technologies are meant to help search engines more precisely match queries with user intent, experts at Google, Microsoft and Yahoo understand the process has been much more difficult to realize. The lengthy and informative post details Studer's research on semantic search and provides answers to many questions around exposing metadata and producing applications, what contributions search engines can contribute to the growth of the semantic Web, and places Web developers and search engine marketers can find commercial opportunities to explore.
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