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RE: How will the semantic web emerge: SPARQL end point and $$€€

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:08:29 -0800
Message-ID: <0E36FD96D96FCA4AA8E8F2D199320E520764FBFD@RED-MSG-43.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Henry Story" <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: <tim.glover@bt.com>, <fugu13@mac.com>, <fmanola@acm.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
> worth looking at this. If I were Barnes and Noble of la FNAC I would
> try this out, before Amazon gets there.

This motivation only works if there is credible evidence that Amazon is preparing to launch SPARQL endpoints, though.  And even then, only if there is evidence that such endpoints would see broad adoption.

> Once more groups get their SPARQL end points out, I forsee that major
> players will wish to standardise on some ontologies to:

I believe we have enough specific evidence to counter this prediction already.  Amazon has already exposed its business data in a variety of flavors:

1) Web services with loose contract (POX over HTTP)
2) Intermediate format -- RSS using some simple, well-known extensions
3) Web services using tighter schema (SOAP and WSDL)

Can you guess the relative adoption of each style?  This is a pattern we see played out across the industry.

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