Re: Semantic Web Services
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:10:57AM -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > A simple question, but one that could get to > the heart of whether or not we should expect > to see growth in the semantic web business: > > What are some services that SemWeb > applications could expose for discovery > and integration into web client applications > including mobile applications? Do you mean Semantic "Web Services", or "Semantic Web" services? The former, IMO, is best ignored, because it's tied to Web services/SOA which I don't consider workable for Internet scale integration. But the latter is extremely promising, and something I've been working with for a few years. As for the services that these application could expose, I'd say simply that they should expose as much of their data as possible. That way a consumer of the data can repurpose it for their own needs, rather than having the application expose it in a manner conducive only to how they saw the data being used at the time it was written. In other words, I don't find it particularly useful to think in terms of "services". Applications should also consider publishing data about their data, including data about when their data changes; RSS, for example. But that can, in many cases, be easily offloaded to an application which is subscribed to the data provided by the other applications. Mark. -- Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
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