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Re: discussion about Semantic Web realization

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:21:57 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0804290421p31dba4flc8de1351fa788819@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
Cc: "Maciej Gawinecki" <mgawinecki@gmail.com>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
On 28/04/2008, Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com> wrote:
Thanks David.

>       - requires a critical mass of participating sites to be
> > interesting and useful
> >
> > The technologies are already demonstrably useful (e.g. I'm
> > now using Twine daily), though the really big gains will only
> > start emerging once there is wider participation - the
> > network effect again.
>
>
> It really depends on what you want to do.  SemWeb technology is useful
> right *now* in addressing data integration challenges, even apart from the
> Semantic Web.  The Semantic Web is currently small, but growing.  Some
> things are already enabled, but far more will be enabled as more data is
> made SemWeb accessible.


Good point. As has been pointed out elsewhere, as well as the sci fi-like
angle of the 2001 Scientific American piece, there are also more immediate
nuts & bolts problems in data integration.

2001:
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-semantic-web
2007:
http://thefigtrees.net/lee/sw/sciam/semantic-web-in-action

Cheers,
Danny.


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