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

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:49:43 +0100
Message-ID: <3EF99A67.90108@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>
CC: Rdf-Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>



Thomas B. Passin wrote:

> [Leo Sauermann]
> 
> 
>>With semantic web you could make COOL queries like
>>"which companies that need my products are around here where my Car is
>>and have not been contacted by my coworkers ?"
>>
>>
> 
> Starbase had a project where they wrapped about half a dozen company
> databases in topic map wrappers, including CRM, but tracking,  and GIS
> databases.  They actually could answer queestions much like yours above.  (I
> do not think that they had the locations of their cars in the system).
> 


It would be strange to find a compelling story for either topicmaps or RDF 
which was not a story for the other.

Jeremy
Received on Wednesday, 25 June 2003 08:50:20 GMT

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