Microsoft has been using statistical translation too.

Democritization of Science. Get data into the hands of the people. TerraServer is a good example of this. 20 million hits/day. Upgraded imagery. They've got 10 inch resolution data. Topo data, maps data, web service.

SkyServer ( is a web server and web service. It's the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data. Lots of astronomical pictures, data, articles.

IOVA is at and contains lots of data for stellar data. It's a big federated archive exposed through a web service API. They want to do something similar with PubMed and the NIH.

World-Wide Media Exchange ( Geo-coded images. Travel data and photos. TerraServer and MapPoint integration.

Wallop. Social computing + email/sms + blogs and so on. Interesting stuff, but complicated.

See Also: My Web 2.0 post archive for coverage of all the other sessions I attended.

Posted by jzawodn at October 07, 2004 11:26 AM

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# David Brown said:

Thanks for blogging all this web2 stuff. Very interesting.

on October 7, 2004 12:07 PM
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