re: Current state of Semantic Web VIEW POST

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In the Netherlands, Semantic Web technologies are currently getting some traction in construction/BIM and asset management areas. Especially for projects where multiple construction and maintenance parties are involved, each with their own vocabulary, these technologies can assist in more effective and reliable transfer of information between parties.

Around these ideas, the COINS standard for exchange of BIM information was developed. It started as a standard for use in the Netherlands, but I heard they were planning on European or international standardisation. Next to that, there is the CB-NL, a central ontology against which parties can link their own ontologies. This allows mapping data in models created by different parties (via the CB-NL) without explicit alignment between these parties.

As far as I know, these standards are not widespread yet, and are currently mainly used in small, experimental settings.

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