Features for Killer Apps from a Semantic Web Perspective [chapter]

Kieron O'Hara, Harith Alani, Yannis Kalfoglou, Nigel Shadbolt
Agent Systems in Electronic Business  
Killer apps are highly transformative technologies that create new markets and widespread patterns of behaviour. Information Technology generally, and the Web in particular, has benefited from killer apps to create new networks of users and increase its value. The Semantic Web community on the other hand is still awaiting a killer app that proves the superiority of its technologies. There are certain features that distinguishes killer apps from other ordinary applications. This chapter examines
more » ... those features in the context of the Semantic Web, in the hope that a better understanding of the characteristics of killer apps might encourage their consideration when developing Semantic Web applications. 1 www.iabuk.net 2 http://www.pwc.com/
doi:10.4018/9781599045887.ch014 fatcat:sgxkkwnhibeavi3fwp7x3d3a4q