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Re: Is the Semantic Web a MetaWeb?

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@upclink.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 16:26:37 -0500
To: John Yen <yen@cs.tamu.edu>, <swi-dev@yahoogroups.com>
CC: <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B700CAAE.953C%aswartz@upclink.com>
John Yen <yen@cs.tamu.edu> wrote:

> 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.

I disagree. It need not have an ontology, but merely a URI -- a space in the
Web. Thus, meaning is universal.

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