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Re: Semantic Web Services Architecture Committee Requirements Document

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.at>
Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 16:26:59 +0200
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Mark Burstein <burstein@bbn.com>, public-sws-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <1086359219.10539.147.camel@Kalb>

Dear SWS-IG members,

not having read the requirements document, I'd like to note that the
name "Semantic Web Services" can be parsed in two ways: Semantic WS or
SemWeb Services.

The former enriches WS with semantic technologies (that's the OWL-S,
WSMO direction), the latter envisions machine-to-machine distributed
computing over the Semantic Web.

I'm not sure the document makes the distinction or that it sides one or
the either direction, but whoever actually makes this distinction and
sides one of the approaches should be aware that there can be
misunderstandings popping up when the difference shows but people are
not explicit about their positions.

I believe the post below (by Mark Baker) implies the first meaning of
the phrase Semantic Web services, for example.

Best regards,

                   Jacek Kopecky

                   Digital Enterprise Research Institute

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 19:24, Mark Baker wrote:
> Hi,
> I think it would be useful to see a word about what "Semantic Web
> services" can do for us that the Semantic Web can't; their raison
> d'etre, if you will.
> Related to that, it concerns me that there's no reference to the TAG's
> "Architecture of the World Wide Web, First Edition" document[1].  Are
> the recommendations of that document not something that the group feels
> should constrain its work?
> Thanks.
>  [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/
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