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Re: a list of companies active in the semantic technology area

From: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:09:41 +0100
To: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com,Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1PVMaH-0003oN-DG@bart.w3.org>
At 11:58 22.12.2010, Paola Di Maio wrote:
>Hugh
>
>sounds like a good point to me,
>
>  academically, a desperate research question emerges:
>Why do semantic technologies vendors do not use RDF to describe 
>their info-data?

Excellent point.

>Assuming many of their representatives are on this list or within the
>reach of foaf networks, it should not be difficult to issue a polite
>suggestion (read: tall order?)
>
>materially it should be trivial, and by next week or early January we
>should be able to assemble Dieter's list via query output

Man against machine. I take the challenge!

>If however there are good reasons for these companies not to publish
>RDF, then these reasons should be compiled in a report and analysed in
>detail for clues pointing to >>rdf what's next

Good point again, however, I think the reason may be simple. Their 
potential customers
do not (yet?) find them through search on the semantic web.
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