does the semantic web matter?
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 > From: Bullard, Claude L (Len): > > > Do the other as well. Based on those, > the Semantic Web, DAML, OIL, and maybe > RDF are headed for the heap too. Maybe. I wouldn't describe the semantic web as a technology, more like a story of what might be; it's an old story really. Those other 3 technologies (or 2 when you allow for DAML+OIL) have the unenviable task of trying to be all things to all people. The development of RSS1.0 indicates that doing this is a hard sell. I've heard RDF described by KR folk as brain-dead. I've heard developers call the difference between these technologies and what really goes on in the trenches, a gulf (my own experience is that it's more like a chasm). However, things are stacked up not unlike hypertext a decade ago. One of those distributed AI plays will someday genuinely disrupt the web (if not supersede it) and the societies that use it (in contrast, web services are an optimisation, not a disruption). To matter in Tim Bray's sense, that play will target those in the trenches, ignoring the KR community for the most part. Bill de hÓra -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: PGP 7.0.4 iQA/AwUBPJeyM+aWiFwg2CH4EQKNRgCdGrchzKDhyzuM+3AzCqjCjtJqOvMAn2Rm mspM1X1poh166gfC+ZB7Re4q =tKQw -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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