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Re: missing bit of RDF for XML people

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 20:40:06 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0502031140549789a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org, fmanola@acm.org, stefanom@mit.edu

On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 13:50:33 -0500, Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net> wrote:
>  Karl --
>  
>  You said that there's a missing bit of RDF for XML people.
>  
>  No argument with that, because there's a missing bit of RDF for real world
> semantics too.  A really huge bit.

Natural language? I don't doubt it's useful, but I'm far from
convinced it's essential.
  
>  This is argued in detail in the "e-Government Presentation" at
> www.reengineeringllc.com .

I just read it...sure, the points about being friendly towards users
etc etc are reasonable. But you still have to map back to the machine
logic somehow. In that sense NLU can be seen as just another user
interface paradigm - graphic stuff's pretty handy too. Surely all of
that is more-or-less orthogonal to the underlying model, or for that
matter to the subject of this thread - I mean, XML parsers don't have
NLP either, do they?

Cheers,
Danny.






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