Re: XML vs. RDF

Some articles from researchers who appear to not like RDF and the
direction the Semantic Web is headed (for balance):

"The Pragmatic Web: A Manifesto"
Mareike Schoop,Aldo de Moor, Jan L.G. Dietz
Communications of the ACM  archive
2006, Volume 49 ,  Issue 5  (May 2006) Pages: 75 - 76  

Rethinking the semantic Web. Part I
McCool, R.  
Internet Computing, IEEE Nov.-Dec. 2005
Volume: 9,  Issue: 6, p. 86- 87

Rethinking the semantic Web. Part 2
McCooI, R.  
Internet Computing, IEEE Jan.-Feb. 2006
Volume: 10,  Issue: 1, 93- 96

-Glen Newton


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Barkley" <>
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Subject: Re: XML vs. RDF
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 07:52:43 -0400

On the BIONT call last Tuesday (July 11), we discussed some of the points
that Bill made in his email on XML vs. RDF. Based on a suggestion by Alan to
dig deeper into this question, we discussed the idea of using short examples
to illustrate the technical differences between XML vs. RDF.

For my colleagues, I created a simple example that I thought I would share
(attached) illustrating the difference between XML and RDF with respect to
the automated validation of semantic consistency.


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