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Re: Exact Search

From: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 22:43:56 -0500
Message-ID: <17436.54140.931216.614943@DVM-Powerbook.local>
To: public-sws-ig@w3.org

> > [me]
> > 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!).

> [Bijan Parsia]

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

I'm alluding to this message from Roger Cutler on Mar 16 --

> I assume it has not escaped your notice that Microsoft is not
> playing in this Semantic Web space at all.  What does this mean?
> I'm not really sure, but one thing it means to me is that I think
> you don't have five years to come up with something deployable.  I
> know that Microsoft is quite capable of making abrupt U-turns and
> picking up on things in a big way, but I don't think that they are
> very likely to do so unless it's something with quantifiable value
> that can be deployed immediately.  Why should you care?  Well, I
> suspect that if Microsoft does NOT make such a U-turn that they are
> perfectly capable of putting something into the market within the
> next few years that will seriously blindside the Semantic Web
> efforts.

I don't mean to disparage this point of view at all.  Roger's message
makes me want to drop what I'm doing and go take a .NET certification
course!  It'll probably position me better for future participation in
SOA development than working on OWL-S. :)

                                             -- Drew
Received on Sunday, 19 March 2006 03:40:51 UTC

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