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The ‘Web’ that’s missing in the Semantic Web

From: Sebastian Samaruga <ssamarug@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 19:49:45 -0300
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To: W3C Semantic Web IG <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, DBpedia <Dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net>, pragmaticweb@lists.spline.inf.fu-berlin.de
Original Web was made for human interchange and consumption of rendered
linked resources. Web 2.0 added the possibility of read and also write
those resources.

The current focus in the Semantic Web is that their resources are for
‘machine’ consumption. That’s great as machines are concerned, they could
‘understand’ each other almost without any human intervention.

But what happens when humans needs to use that machines for something
useful? Historical use of the Web could be summarized as follows:

Search: Google ‘era’. It is for looking Resources (using keywords).
Interface: query string. Results: Items (data). RO.

Social: Face Book ‘era’. It is for looking People or Organizations (using
names). Interface: query string. Results: Information (data aggregated
key/value, items. Linked rels between data). RW.

But, what could Semantic Web ‘era’ look like? An attempt I’ve made is the

Semantic Business Integration. It is for ‘solving’ (domain) Purposes.
Interface: query strings (in a steps flow of sub queries). Results:
Knowledge (aggregated steps for objective, key/value, items. Linked rels
between steps). RW / IO (QA Flows).

Maybe I try to make my point in why Semantics remains so ‘useless’ for
humans and so superfluous for machines. Semantic integration between
machines, sooner or later, must leverage the adoption of a new concept of
Web, 3.0 or whatever, for humans.

Sebastián Samaruga
Received on Friday, 3 November 2017 22:50:09 UTC

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