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Re: Is Semantic Web possible ?

From: Benjamin Nowack <office@e-senses.de>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 19:55:07 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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and/or http://dannyayers.com/archives/002017.html
are quite interesting to read on this.

following an application of "shirky logics" (SL) to his own article
(sorry that I can't provide you with a S&AS document, but I hope an
example illustrates its usage):

source (http://www.shirky.com/writings/semantic_syllogism.html)
>The people working on the Semantic Web greatly overestimate the 
>value of deductive reasoning (a persistent theme in Artificial
>Intelligence projects generally.) The great popularizer of this
>error was Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes stories have
>done more damage to people's understanding of human intelligence
>than anyone other than Rene Descartes

step1: remove sentences and words that don't lead to your wanted 
>The people working on the Semantic Web greatly overestimate the 
>value of deductive reasoning. The great popularizer of this was
>Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes stories have done 
>damage to human intelligence.

step2: conclude by picking and mixing the remaining words and 
sentences, use triple-like notations if you like:

SherlockHolmes isWorkinOn TheSemanticWeb.
ArthurConanDoyle isPopularizerOf PeopleWorkingOnTheSemanticWeb
TheSemanticWeb overestimates PopularityOfSherlockHolmes
Popularity damages Intelligence
Conan isA Destroyer
[I'll better stop here, it's getting political ;-)]

anyone willing to build an SL Test Manifest so that I can test my 
soon-2B-launched SL API (SLAP)?

ben jammin'

Stephane Fellah (fellah@pcigeomatics.com) schrieb am 10.11.2003:
>To those of us believing in Semantic Web, meta-data, ontologies and
>such, this article by Clay Shirky:
>	http://www.shirky.com/writings/semantic_syllogism.html
>might be quite traumatic.  It posits that real world is too fuzzy and
>too messy for any clean, deductive scheme to succeed.
>I am curious to get your opinion on this article.
>Good read :-)
>Best regards
>Stephane Fellah
>Senior Software Engineer
>PCI Geomatics
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>Hull, Quebec
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