RE: Introducing myself - SOA organised with RDF

Hi Frank,

> From: McBride, Brian <>
> [ . . . ]
> > From: Frank Carvalho
> > [ . . . ]
> > It was clear to me from the beginning that a SOA soon will turn
> > into another tower of babel, unless there's a clear strategy to
> > normalize the contents flowing on the service bus, and to
> > address the issues of versioning and development in knowledge.
> That is my view too - though I don't have a lot of evidence I can
> point to in support of it. This is a great opportunity for
> Semantic Web technology.

I've been calling this problem "babelization" for the past few years:
Slides 8-10 of the following presentation give a view of why I think efforts to solve it through a "common model" in XML are typically doomed:

Those slides are derived from the following paper on RDF and SOA, which may be of interest if you haven't seen it already:
However, the slides omit an important point about the use of REST and SPARQL endpoints that is included at

BTW, kudos on your presentation at HP Software Universe in Barcelona last November!  I'm afraid I wasn't aware of it until afterwards, when someone brought it to my attention, but I was quite impressed with your slides.  I was a little puzzled that I didn't see RDF mentioned though.  :)

FYI, I am a member of the Architecture and Shared Technology team in HP Software and was there to present a paper (with Steve Battle of HP Labs) on a SPARQL adaptor for HP's Universal CMDB product.  (Standard disclaimer: This is research and was presented for discussion only.  No product commitment is expressed or implied.)

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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Received on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 17:22:03 UTC