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Re: dog food and definitions

From: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:36:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4A5A3B3A.1070004@philarcher.org>
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com
CC: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>

The text you found is as near as you can get to an 'official definition' 
(although others may have other wording) - and it's linked from the W3C 
glossary [1]. The introductory text on the sem web homepage may also be 
useful [2].



[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=semantic+web
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

Paola Di Maio wrote:
> I am workin on a write up (deadline tomorrow) looking on the w3c website for
> an official W3C definiton of terms like 'semantic web'
> that I can quote and work with. The only one I find is here
> http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Weaving/glossary.html and says:
> *The Web of data with meaning in the sense that a computer program can learn
>> enough about what the data means to process it. *
> (the design issues paper listed below appears not uptodate)
> I think it may  deliberatelly not overspecified to allow for wider
> interpretation but I  wonder if this is the only 'official' definition, and
> if so, I wonder if technical definitions would it benefit from further
> defined/specified at some point and as such listed prominently where they
> can be found/accesses ( html/rdf )
> then I wonder whether there is any W3C glossary/controlled vocabulary that
> the different workgroups work with
> (I know we are considering one for the EIIF XG) , and finally it dawns on me
> that perhaps these definitions should be wrapped in RDF and become living
> seed/examples of what we are doing/talking about?
> Homework for my next Vocamp perhaps?
> Sorry if I am missing something obvious......
> Thanks a lot
> Pdm


Phil Archer

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