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Re: HTTP URIs for real world objects

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 11:25:13 +0100
Message-ID: <478F2D09.5040202@w3.org>
To: alan gebert <alan.gebert@gmail.com>
CC: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Peter F Brown <peter@pensive.eu>, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Reto Bachmann-Gmür <reto@gmuer.ch>, Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>, public-sweo-ig@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org


alan gebert wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>> proof, security, instability, centralization, protocols, etc...
> 
> While it is tempting to focus on the small details:
> 
> My 2 cents:
> - RDF can deliver huge value in an intranet scenario today (
> not-quite-open world... you can forget about trust, proof, inference..
> even read/write issues for a while )
> - If we focus on simple applications, people will start using semweb tech
> - We will slowly grow a culture
> - The private sector will eventually build competitive solutions on top
> - They will have it wrong the first time
> - And the second...
> - But eventually, through natural evolution and open market, the
> Semantic IntraWeb will pave the way to the Semantic Web
> 
> So... lets get our hands dirty with what we have and focus on what is
> really really missing here: APPLICATIONS.
> 
> One thing that recently made me think... I have been working in
> semweb/AI research for a looong time ( 5 years, lurker mode ). So I
> should be able to do something valuable with this today, right?
> 
> I mean, I should be able to know what can be done with the tool...
> 

Maybe this gives some ideas:

http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/sweo/public/UseCases/

By no means exhaustive, but gives some directions...

Ivan


> But it turns out that what I know by heart is what can't be done.
> 
> Will it be John-web-designer that runs into the linked data spec, a
> ready to use sparql engine, and sees the light in all its simplified
> glory?
> 
> "do what you can, with what you have, where you are"
> ( Teo R. )
> 
> nice quote, its got a lot of WWWs in it
> No GGGs yet, you see... that's waaaaaay ahead
> 
> Best,
> Al
> 

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