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   RE: Success factors for the Web and Semantic Web

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  • From: Miles Sabin <MSabin@interx.com>
  • To: xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 11:25:54 +0000

Paul Tchistopolskii wrote,
> The sad part is that I think Google is good not because it 
> works together with <meta>. I think Google is good  because it 
> *kills* the <meta>-based stuff. Google is utilizing many 
> technologies ( see  [1] and [2] ). Unfortunately, I think all 
> of those technologies are almost orthogonal to markup.

[snip: Goggle using (co)citation]

Why is this sad?

Citation and co-citation work because links are semantically
rich (ie. they reflect the intentions of human authors 
surprisingly well *without* needing complex domain modelling) and 
don't require much cleverness on the part of search engines.

That's surely a win ... unless you think that AI is The Only Way.



Miles Sabin                               InterX
Internet Systems Architect                5/6 Glenthorne Mews
+44 (0)20 8817 4030                       London, W6 0LJ, England
msabin@interx.com                         http://www.interx.com/


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