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Re: A precedent suggesting a compromise for the SWHCLS IG Best Practices (ARK)

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:54:21 -0400
Message-Id: <AE9F0207-B673-45A9-BBA5-977D913B7EBD@w3.org>
Cc: "Miller, Michael D (Rosetta)" <Michael_Miller@Rosettabio.com>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
To: wangxiao@musc.edu

Yes, indeed.  Machine processing of information relies on
consistent usage of terms. You can't reuse information for
new problems when its use requires human intervention to disambiguate  

Tim Berners-Lee

On Aug 10, 2006, at 21:54, wangxiao@musc.edu wrote:

> Quoting "Miller, Michael D (Rosetta)" <Michael_Miller@Rosettabio.com>:
>> You're correct here but it is the state of the art.  Interestingly
>> enough, I've found that in general the biology-based scientists and
>> investigators are not all that bothered by this confusion and despite
>> the confusion seem to make their way through it.
> The problem is that semantic web is intended to make machine to  
> understand.  And
> the clarity is a prerequisite to instruct machine unambigously.
> Xiaoshu
Received on Monday, 21 August 2006 14:54:40 UTC

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