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RE: Chemical & Engineering News article on Semantic Web

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:59:45 -0400
Message-ID: <E7092F10DB73FA43AE0E59F2DCDAA6360A9295@MI8NYCMAIL04.Mi8.com>
To: "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org


Actually, rather than babelfish, it's more likely the fact that when non-semantic web folks out there (i.e., the majority of the CS community) hear SW the first couple of times, this is how they translate it....

 ...this is what you get when you translate:  "I know what the semantic web is."   
using  http://babel.mrfeinberg.com/ with  'Spanish'   ->  "I know which is the semantic fabric.."


-----Original Message-----
From: Bijan Parsia [mailto:bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk]
Sent: Tue 10/9/2007 2:06 PM
To: Eric Neumann
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Subject: Re: Chemical & Engineering News article on Semantic Web
On 9 Oct 2007, at 18:36, Eric Neumann wrote:
> FYI--
> Forwarding an article, published by Chemical & Engineering News on  
> the Semantic Web: "Pharma Researchers Adopt An Orphan Internet  
> Standard"
> http://pubs.acs.org/email/cen/html/100807150541.html
> It has some quotes from members of our group.

I have to say that that was one of the more hilarious tech articles  

""""The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet standards  
arbiter that developed the HTML content description protocol,  
released a new standard several years ago called the semantic Web.  
Operating on linkages between data called triplets, in which two URL- 
based pieces of information are connected by a recognizable  
relationship in a kind of subject-verb-object arrangement, the  
semantic Web gained far less momentum with programmers than did HTML,  
which can be searched on the basis of written language."""

Ran it through babelfish, did they? ;) And some historical  

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