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Re: EE Times - Sony lab tips 'emergent semantics' to make sense of Web

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 19:20:06 -0500
To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Cc: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>, Arjohn Kampman <arjohn.kampman@aduna.biz>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041106002006.GI17826@homer.w3.org>

* Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com> [2004-11-05 16:08-0800]
> 
> > > http://www.eetimes.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=51201131
> > >
> > > Don't know what to think of this article. Is it for real? Comments,
> 
> As others have commented; it sets up a strawman definition of SW based
> on nothing more than a desire to present a Zarathustrian storyline, gets
> all sorts of facts wrong, and falls pray to a blatant attempt to market
> some proprietary patents as "the next big thing".  What a waste of ink.

I've just had a quick look. While I'm a big admirer of Luc Steels' earlier 
work (http://arti.vub.ac.be/steels/2003.html etc) I have to agree that 
this looks like an exercise in strawmanism. The Semantic Web is most 
most definitely not an top-down system.
GRDDL (http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/NOTE-grddl-20040413/) is one of many 
SW-related systems that emphasises the need to integrate existing 
pre-RDF data into a unified environment...

Dan
Received on Saturday, 6 November 2004 00:20:06 UTC

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