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   Re: Requirements for semantic web

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: "Ashvil" <ashvil@i3connect.net>, <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 11:49:10 -0400

At 08:19 AM 5/19/00 -0700, Ashvil wrote:
>There are multiple discussions going on about the "Semantic Web", but
>most of the posters do not seem to agree on what a Semantic Web means.

A good place to start, but which I can't reproduce on the Web, is Chapter
17 of Tim Berners-Lee's _Weaving the Web_ (Harper San Francisco, 1999.)

It's more about RDF than XML, though RDF is described as a layer on top of
XML.  It's a useful start, but Tim qualifies it by noting:

>Even if the blueprint of technologies to achieve the new Web is
>not crystal clear, the macroscopic view I've presented should
>at least convey that a lot of work has to be done.

That remains true, whatever else one may think of the Semantic Web.

Simon St.Laurent
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