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RE: Myth of loose coupling

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 10:33:59 -0800
Message-ID: <A60C40997573F04C8D778D1B5D799C3B1E4B74@mail2002.stc.com>
To: "David Jacobs" <djacobs@mitre.org>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> I agree that things can be simplified when designing for machine 
> reading.  But wouldn't it be nice to get your site machine accessible 
> for very little work and then you can work on optimizing it to your 
> hearts desire.

It looks like you are basically talking about the Semantic Web, or a simplified version of it.

By the way, I suspect one of the practical problems that will emerge with the Semantic Web, besides the obvious technical difficulties related to ontologies etc., is that Web site creators might not be willing to spend the time to semantically tag their pages. This is similar to the difficulty of convincing people creating documents using a word processor to tag  their documents in such a way that a machine can do some useful "semantic" processing out of it. (It's extra effort, and what's in it for me? - We'll see if and how the situation changes after Office 11 comes out).

Ugo
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 13:34:31 GMT

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