Now available online - Scientific American: "The Semantic Web in Action"

I blogged previously about my experience co-authoring an article on the Semantic Web for Scientific American. Since then, Scientific American has granted me permission to publish the text of the article on my Web site. So please feel free to enjoy the article and share it with others: "The Semantic Web In Action"

A few notes:

  • The default view of the article breaks it into multiple pages to make it more easily digestible and bookmarkable. There is a link at the top and bottom to a single-page version suitable for printing and reading offline. Or if you just happen to prefer reading it like that.
  • The article text is followed by the text of the article's sidebars. There are links back and forth between the main text and the relevant sidebars. Most of the sidebars in the article included artwork which I do not have permission to reproduce online at this time.
  • At the end of the article I've gathered links to the various companies, projects, and technologies referenced in the article. (The terms of the reproduction rights from Scientific American prohibit adding links within the main content of the article.)

Please let me know what you think. Also, if you have any trouble reading or printing the article, let me know as well. (I whipped together some JavaScript to do the pagination while maintaining the browser's back button and internal anchors and things like that, so there may be some bugs. I'll write more about the JavaScript some other time.)