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RDF and the rest of the world

From: <R.van.Dort@Everest.nl>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 09:47:26 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF75614023.345865F3-ON41256895.002BDAAB@everest.nl>
There are lots of interesting discussions in this forum.

On the other hand I get a real 'deja vu' following the vivid discussions on
items beyond core RDF.

Knowing a bit of the developments at Cycorp (www.cyc.com) I see some wheels
being reinvented.

Cycorp has developed a knowledge base, an inference engine, a query and
manipulation language and -last but not least- a comprehensive set of
content consisting of abstract microtheories containing real-world
knowledge.

Regarding discussions on 'thing' and 'resource': see one of the top level
ontologies that you can access after signing the guestbook at
http://www.cyc.com/cyc-2-1/index.html
'Thing' is an oftenly used top-level concept but I must admit that
"Resource Description Framework" sounds better than "Thing Description
Framework".
Resource description is our context.

There are many other initiatives worldwide: WordNet has been referred to
earlier in this forum; there is also OntoBroker and the Wave / CKML efforts
(Robert E. Kent et al).

Let us focus on the basic items for RDF and link to work done by others
later on.
Received on Wednesday, 1 March 2000 03:47:46 GMT

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