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Re: Myth of loose coupling

From: David Jacobs <djacobs@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 09:08:40 -1000
Message-ID: <3E1B25B8.9060400@mitre.org>
To: Ugo Corda <UCorda@seebeyond.com>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org

Ugo Corda wrote:

>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).
I agree completely.  The only way any semantic tagging will occur is if 
it is gotten for free (e.g., the authoring tools adds it automatically) 
or the author gets sufficient value back.

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