One of the highlights of October’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco was the emergence of ‘Semantic Apps’ as a force. Note that we’re not necessarily talking about the Semantic Web, which is the Tim Berners-Lee W3C led initiative that touts technologies like RDF, OWL and other standards for metadata. Semantic Apps may use those technologies, but not necessarily [ReadWriteWeb 2007].
ReadWriteWeb has published a great list of 10 interesting semantic apps at the end of 2007. Now in year 2009 some of them have matured. Check out Freebase which let’s you access a huge space of linked open datasets.