Danny, Peter --

Here are my two cents about...

"I don't know if it's the semantics or what, but for some reason RDF
just comes across as too geeky for the business side of the house.
Maybe it's just that they've been hearing OO for 10 years and believe
that "Objects" are supposed to be something good so they instantly
adopt them. (Resource? What's a resource?)."

The e-Government Presentation at www.reengineeringllc.com argues that RDF is way too geeky, that this will be dangerous in real world applications, and that there is something we can do about it without throwing out the RDF baby with the bathwater. 

That something we can do is to add some real world semantics -- far beyond the limited view of semantics as equal to type information inside all those angle brackets.

The file http://www.reengineeringllc.com/demo_agents/RDFQueryLangComparison1.agent is an example of the approach that one can view, run and change using a browser.

HTH,   -- Adrian

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