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Re: Is the Semantic Web a MetaWeb?

From: Benny Gustavsson <benny.gustavsson@mailbox.swipnet.se>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 23:25:10 +0200
Message-ID: <006e01c0c6bb$c2a0b570$2d5297d4@best>
To: "John Yen" <yen@cs.tamu.edu>
Cc: "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Yen, 

> Semantic Web certainly includes meta web.  However, I believe it
> is more than the meta data in an important way:
> 
> The "meata data" needs to be associated with an ontology. 
>     In another word, the meaning and the interpretation of the meta
>     data depends on the context (i.e., the associated ontology) rather than
>     being universal.

Perhaps I was a bit too fuzzy, but I did not mean that it should only be "un-grounded" metadata. I hope that the image [1] could make my fuzzy ideas clearer, even if the image is a bit chaotic ;-)

[1] http://www.araby-dalbo.com/users/1131/21207/200104/metaweb.jpg 

Thanks for your feedback!

Benny
Received on Monday, 16 April 2001 17:25:35 GMT

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