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Re: Re: How will the semantic web emerge

From: Shashi (MIT) <shashi.mit@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:42:24 -0500
Message-ID: <4d19a3630512130942q13977a30t840bcb2e78f90521@mail.gmail.com>
To: Asankhaya Sharma <asankhaya@yahoo.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

I am with Sandro on this one. The Semantic Web is likely to be
orthogonal to the current www - in the sense that it will complement
the human web. My guess is HTML and current web-base scripting
languages ( a al Qwerty keyboards) are so well established that
getting them to change to include Ontological data seems unlikely. 
Ontologies and RDF etc will run in the background as 'enhancements' by
people exporting their databases, possibly via semantic webservices
and what have you. So mixing in with HTML seems less and less a
possibility

I have also one more thought on this, that the initial wave of the
Semantic Web will be used by the most information hungry of people
e.g. researchers, scientists, business analysts etc - they will be the
"lead users". Your average Mom and pop store Website may little use
for Semantics for a good time to come.
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2005 17:45:16 GMT

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