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Re: XML.com 'Semantic Web: A Primer' article (the SW and you ;-)

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 10:08:29 -0000
Message-ID: <003a01c04710$b6882b40$1dd993c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
> I'd like to see the return of the semantic-web list.

The Semantic Web list is still there, but no one uses it! Send a message
with body and subject "subscribe" to semantic-web-request@w3.org to
subscribe. Then post to semantic-web@w3.org The lists are at
I think I was the last to post here, back at the beginning of October: and
those 4 or so posts were the largest conversation ever conducted there!
Maybe the W3C could provide a sw-talk@w3.org, a bit like www-talk, but for
the Semantic Web.

> 3. semantic-web for high-level thoughts about the future of the Web
> Personally, I'm most interested in the third. I'd also like to see some
> direction from the W3C on this front.

Don't we all. The great thing is that we, the developers, can make the
Semantic Web happen with no (or little) help from the W3C. However, I would
like to hear *much* more about the subject from Tim Berners-Lee. Maybe he's
leaving it to everyone else on purpose...

> Also, I was disappointed that Edd's article (like the rdf-logic list)
> the theory and implementation of the Semantic Web. RDF is simply a means
> an end. It may be the course currently being pursued by the W3C, but that
> doesn't mean it's the only one.

All too true.

> I'd really like to see some Semantic Web applications, and suggestions for
> them. (Dan: Where are TBL's suggestions? I can't seem to find the link.)
> all goes while, I'm going to attempt to build a very simple one tomorrow.
> (I'll announce it to the list when I'm done.)

I'm about to announce a small discussion about Semantic Document
Framework(s). Trouble is, where should one post stuff like that(?): it too
is a mix of theory and implementation...

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
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