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Re: What is a semantic web application

From: Ehsan Sadeghi <ehsansad48@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2007 13:29:56 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t2ysz6npwq5htx@it17518-d1-044.stud.hiof.no>

Thanks a lot. I have had great inputs, but I think I should add the replay  
 from Ivan Herman here too.
so here it is:

SW is to achieve integration of data on the Web. The various SW
technologies are tools to achieve that. A SW application is the one
which, well, does that....

Ehsan Sadeghi 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.

Depends... in general, SW application means connected data resources,
but using the SW tools (ie, at the moment, RDF & co)

>  with regards,
> Ehsan Sadeghi


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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Thanks again

Ehsan Sadeghi.

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