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A new Semantic Focus post: Some Truth about the Semantic Web

From: Yihong Ding <ding@cs.byu.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 16:57:02 -0600
Message-ID: <8cbe5b450708301557i5d8035f9r20bf0b0c941f1909@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3c.org

Dear all,

At the Semantic Focus blog, I have a new post discussing several
debatable issues about the Semantic Web. Generally, they are related
to how a practical semantic web might and should be created. In
summary, these are some of the main viewpoints in the post.

1) A semantic web must simultaneously be a proactive web, while the
traditional Web is a reactive web.

2) Web 2.0 is a low-degree active web, an initial step towards the Semantic Web.

3) In a semantic web, each web node by default has a unique
interpretation about the existing web. In contrast, in the traditional
Web every web node by default shares a common interpretation about the
existing web.

4) The motivation of seeking increased communication will help
construct greater scale ontological agreements. The motivation of
seeking profits of invention, however, will help construct brand new
ontological agreements to replace old ones. This is a secret in modern
democratic society; and this is the secret to construct a practical
semantic world from bottom-up.

I don't expect that these viewpoints might be agreed by everybody.
But I believe they are good issues that most of the participants in
this group are interested. If only they may bring some new thoughts or
good discussions, it would be very good.

Thank you for being interested in this mail.  If you become interested
in the details of this post, the full post is at:



Yihong Ding
Department of Computer Science
Brigham Young University
Web 1.0: http://www.deg.byu.edu/ding/
Web 2.0: http://yihongs-research.blogspot.com/
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