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Re: Semantic Web: A Summary, and a Discussion

From: Reinier Post <reinpost@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 17:35:49 +0100
Message-ID: <20001108173549.A3654@win.tue.nl>
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, www-talk@w3.org
On Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 04:22:36PM -0000, Sean B. Palmer wrote:
 
> 1. What really *is* the Semantic Web?

[...]

> My 2c worth:
> 1. The Semantic Web is a machine processble self describing web of
> extensible dynamic languages. It is logic based, but essentially provides a
> huge database of Semantically marked up information, ready for output (whcih
> should itself be Semantic).

Allow me to add my own Hfl 0.05.

Calling something "semantic" doesn't make it meaningful.
Meaning is in the eye of the interpreter.

  + what do you mean by 'self describing'?
  + who or what is supposed to understand the description exactly?
  + why is 'the universe of XML documents' not a good implementation
    of 'the semantic web'?

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Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2000 11:36:03 GMT

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