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

From: Yihong Ding <yihongd@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:30:09 -0600
Message-ID: <8cbe5b450708301130i1af35a6ex33e4c8489a60ee74@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3c.org
Dear all,

At the Semantic Focus blog, I have a new
post<http://www.semanticfocus.com/blog/entry/title/some-truth-about-the-semantic-web/>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:
http://www.semanticfocus.com/blog/entry/title/some-truth-about-the-semantic-web/

sincerely,

Yihong

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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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