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Re: Exact Search

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 17:24:40 -0500
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Cc: public-sws-ig@w3.org
To: drew.mcdermott@yale.edu

On Mar 18, 2006, at 5:12 PM, Drew McDermott wrote:

>> [Gerard McGovern]
>>
>> I have an area of interest which I am hoping Semantic Web Services
>> Interest Group  may take an interest in. It covers some of the same
>> territory as "web services" and the "semantic web".
>> I call the area "exact search".
>
> I have read your essay, and it's quite interesting.  If it has not
> gotten much of a response, that's because it falls outside the narrow
> technical scope that most of work discussed in this mailing list.  On
> the other hand, it's not that far outside.

Perhaps we're just busy :)

> If you've been following the recent debate about the prospects for
> extending WSDL (but not standing too close, I hope), you can see that
> a key issue is how to build on what already exists in getting to a
> "semantic" web.  For some people the slightest departure from the
> current WSDL path ordained by Microsoft and IBM is suicide (even if we
> don't know what the path is yet!).

Who are these people? I mean, where has this been articulated?

Arguing that we -- in the W3C -- should build upon WSDL is hardly 
saying that we should embrace BPEL (which, after all, grounds out on 
WSDL and is from IBM).

>   But there is a fairly large
> community (or perhaps several such communities) out there that are
> willing to imagine the future from the top down rather than from the
> WSDL up.
[snip]

Well, for the purposes of standardization and deployment, given that no 
one or group really has an end to end SWS solution (yet), it makes 
sense to look, e.g., at the current proposals and get, well, actual 
experience and general involvement with a smaller chunk. However, I, at 
least, look toward how I imagine it all fitting together.

Cheers,
Bijan.
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