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Re: What Happened to the Semantic Web?

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:29:02 -0500
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <35CD9B5F-ACE0-411D-A520-3E62B3E68D9F@3roundstones.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

> On Nov 12, 2015, at 07:51, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 11/12/15 6:45 AM, Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 02:27:10PM -0500, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>>> > > To me, The Semantic Web is like Google, but then run on my machine.
>>> > 
>>> > To me its just a Web of Data [...]
>> Ruben says "The Semantic Web" and Kingsley answers "just a Web of Data".
>> 
>> In my tutorial "introduction to the semantic web" last week at
>> SemWeb.Pro, I presented the Semantic Web and the Web of Data as the
>> same thing.
>> 
>> Then Fabien Gandon from Inria summarized the first session of the MOOC
>> "Le Web Sémantique" and distinguished two items in a couple
>> (web of data ; semantic web).
>> 
>> It made me think that splitting the thing in two after the fact might
>> have benefits:
>> 
>> - Web of Data = what works today = 1st deliverable of the SemWeb Project
>> 
>> - Semantic Web = what will work = prov, trust, inference, smartclient, etc.
>> 
>> It allows us to say that The Semantic Web Project *has*delivered* its
>> version 1, nicknamed "Web of Data", and that more versions will follow.
>> 
>> [Hopefully in a couple years the "Web of Data" will have completely
>> merged with the One True Web and nobody will care about making a
>> distinction any more]
>> 
>> That way of putting things fits well with the iterative/agile/lean
>> culture of project management that is now spreading all over.
>> 
>> Do you know of people that have been trying to sell things this way?
> 
> Hopefully everyone :)


+1  :)

Regards,
Dave
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