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Re: What is the Semantic Web about. One opinion.

From: Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:13:44 -0400
Message-ID: <5639badd0907080613l6e4d2f2bkaeaa9d363d5b507d@mail.gmail.com>
To: sally@ecommerce-land.com
Cc: public-cambridge-sem-web@w3.org
     Hello, All,

  The author contrasts "linked data" and "AI". These are the two
extreme ends of a spectrum where the most useful applications may be
found in the middle.

  Linking data is very simple if the only requirement is to have it
linked. Only additional requirements make it more interesting, and it
is not clear whether the author has any in mind.

  Since ideas are in constant flux, trying to trace back ideas is
inherently ambiguous, and conscious loyalty to the original vision is
usually counter-productive. Theoretical physicists sometimes like to
say that Einstein's Special Relativity was already contained in
Maxwell's Equations, but that is clearly misleading, since it was not
generally anticipated to follow back then.

  I'm not sure "Web 3.0" has any established meaning other than
"whatever comes after Web 2.0". Maybe we will call it "Web 2010"
instead, or "Web Ocul".

     Take care

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:12 AM, <sally@ecommerce-land.com> wrote:
> Friends,
> Browsing in the Internet I have found an observable article written by James
> Hendler. In this article the author expresses his opinion about the
> destination of the Semantic Web and its primary goals. It also reveals some
> facts from the history of the Semantic Web which can be interesting to the
> public. During his active life James Hendler has met with the well-known
> personalities such as Tim Berners-Lee.
> The whole article can be found here:
> http://network.nature.com/people/jhendler/blog/2009/06/16/what-is-the-semantic-web-really-all-about
> What do think about it? In what aspects do you agree with the author?
> Regards,
> Sally Morgan                               Ecommerce-Land Company
> sally@ecommerce-land.com         http://www.ecommerce-land.com

Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
BioPAX Integration at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/biopax)
Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 13:14:28 UTC

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