RE: Web service and Semantic Web
Hi, > A naive view. The relationship seems straightforward. The first is ideally a > web scale federated directory service(s) built on top or in-between the > existing web using metadata, the others are truth maintenance systems > operating over the service(s). You said the Semantic Web is the truth maintenance systems that can be on the Web Service. But I think we can imagine a Web service based on assertions (for example, zip code finder service based on gathered assertions on the Web. Does it make sense? # I'm afraid I react to inference overly, and lose the essence of SW... Best regards, Naohiko the others are truth maintenance systems > operating over the service(s). At 10:06 2001/01/02 +0000, Bill dehOra wrote: > > > The distinction, then, between 'Web Service' and 'Semantic > > Web' is whether the > > nodes of that web can be trusted, by the promulgators of the > > larger scheme, to > > implement unique (and perhaps uniquely useful) functionality. > > Stated another way, > > the difference is whether the outcome or rendition from a > > node is governed > > principally by its own functionality or principally by the > > received semantics on > > which it operates. That distinction is so basic that it is > > not surprising that > > Uramoto-san wonders 'What is the relationship between them? > > Are they completely > > different things? or similar but supported by different > > communities?' > > Walter, Uramato, > > A naive view. The relationship seems straightforward. The first is ideally a > web scale federated directory service(s) built on top or in-between the > existing web using metadata, the others are truth maintenance systems > operating over the service(s). Yes scaling these things is hard and the > details are torturous but the ideas are simple enough. Although, I don't > hold my breath for a web scale truth maintenance system any more than I do > the perfect language, global metadata directory services are there for the > taking if enough people get out of the way. Semantic web merit awards may be > dished out for those who can use closure to place local truths in global > directories, thus allowing people to wear their assertions, if not their > hearts, on their sleeves. > > Local truth, global data. > > -Bill > > ----- > Bill de h$B%b(Bra : InterX : bdehora@i... > Naohiko URAMOTO uramoto@t..., uramoto@j... Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Research, and National Institute of Informatics
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