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Re: Layering the SW! Problems!

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:59:02 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f19bb14ce06a106@[]>
To: "Davide Noaro" <noarodavide@libero.it>, <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>
At 3:53 PM +0200 6/17/03, Davide Noaro wrote:
>For what it is worth, the paper you cite is just the authors' 
>opinions, not necessarily that of most of the others working on the 
>Semantic >Web.  Personally, I would suggest you ignore it as far as 
>practical impact goes - but my "scruffy" opinions on this issue have 
>long been a >matter of the public record.

I'm glad to hear that there are other opinions about it, but if so 
where can i find other papers about other opinions about this issue?
Have you write anything about it? I thank you very much if you can 
provide me some useful resources.
I would understand how things stand...

Thank you in advance,
Noaro Davide

There are many articles discussing various aspects of the Sem Web and 
layering.  I haven't written one specifically disputing this view, 
but to see how I think SW will be used, at a bit more detail than in 
the Scientific American article, you could look at [1], which is 
getting a bit old, but still represents my view of many partial 
ontologies, linked together, and traversed by agents -- it should be 
obvious from reading it that I don't care much about issues like 
soundness and completeness (to me it is like asking for a perfect 
search engine -- it can't even be defined on an open system like the 
web) and am much more concerned with the web nature of the semantics, 
which is what RDF and OWL Full are really all about  (how's that for 
flame bait)

[1] http://www.cs.umd.edu/users/hendler/AgentWeb.html  (Please note 
this article predates the DAML-S initiative, and thus doesn't discuss 
that important work).

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