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Re: What is a semantic web application

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 17:49:50 -0500
Message-ID: <1e89d6a40712061449k71680c46xd75f3e18bf334ae4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ehsan Sadeghi" <ehsansad48@gmail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Ehsan --

Good question.

What it seems to mean in practice is that the application somehow makes very
good use of real world meanings, in a way that is friendly to further,
different applications.

We have listed 3 ways that kind of thing can happen, calling them
Semantics1, 2, and 3.

In that scheme of things:

  Semantics1 is the real world meaning of English sentences

  Semantics2 says what consequences it should be possible to deduce
      from any collection of data and rules of inference

  Semantics3 is the meaning of data, either tagged  as in RDF, or with a
schema as in SQL.

There are some slides [1]  about a way of combining Semantics1, 2, an3 in a
single application-independent system, and there's also a short Flash movie
[2] about how this works.

Hope this helps.

                                                    -- Adrian


[2]   http://www.reengineeringllc.com/ibldrugdbdemo1.htm

Internet Business Logic
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Adrian Walker

On 12/6/07, Ehsan Sadeghi <ehsansad48@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been trying to understand the difference betweeb normal web
> applications and semantic web applications. I have tried different places
> and books but I have become more confused.
>   If a system uses RDF or an agent system or an ontology does that make it
> a semantic web application? or a semantic web application is an
> application that creates a network of logically connected data/resource
> with any means? lets say with a database.
> with regards,
> Ehsan Sadeghi
> --
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