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Re: Need compelling story on the value of ontologies in fusing location-based data

From: Thomas B. Passin <tpassin@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 21:23:20 -0400
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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[Rahul Singh]
[snip]
However (and I think this goes to the core of the "why RDF" debates) the
issue is not to make RDF out be some silver bullet that will solve all the
problems that have plagued computers, AI and intelligent systems.

[Tom P]
I agree, and my point is to tie the examples to a story about why it is
good-better-RealGood to use RDF instead of the Other Brand, when trying to
show what it is good for to people who do not know.

[RS]
It is just a formal way of representing data in a flexible universal format
that
everyone agrees upon and decides to use. I don't think its any different
than the web services people deciding that SOAP will be used as a
communication protocol and WSDL as a description language.

[Tom P]
Well, no, it is more than a format.  You have a standardized intercahnge
format, a defined data model, a theoretical basis for interpreting RDF data
sets, tools which can process RDF data from all kinds of sources, etc., etc.
Not just a format.

Cheers,

Tom P
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2003 21:20:42 GMT

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