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Re: FW: emergent semantics: alternative to the Semantic Web

From: Stephen Waterbury <golux@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 16:28:39 -0500
Message-ID: <41952B07.6010509@comcast.net>
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
CC: andersen@ontologyworks.com

Uschold, Michael F wrote:
> http://www.eetimes.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=51201131 
> an interesting technical counter-proposal to SW technology by Sony -

Hmm ... "emergent semantics" ... bzzzzzz!  ;)

IMO this is a "counter-proposal" in marketing only.  The techniques
they discuss are already applied in data-mining.  Perfectly valid,
but not "counter":  this is just the age-old dichotomy between
"descriptive" vs. "prescriptive" paradigms -- they are complementary,
and have overlapping use-cases.  We all know that SW technology is
beginning to be applied to B2B use-cases, in which it will be
strongly prescriptive (parties better darn well know what they mean
by "invoice"! ;) ... however, descriptive techniques can help
arrive at an optimal prescriptive B2B standard by analyzing how
B2B data are used in practice.  Etc.

My 2 cents.  :)

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