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- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: "Sean B. Palmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, xml-dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 13:42:13 -0600
Ok. The Golem has to provide a useful service.
Here is a a useful thing beyond searching.
Could an ontology be used to service an engine
that analyzes a text and determines the intent of
the sender with regards to the text and what
actions would meet that intent?
For example, someone sends me a Request for Proposal.
As an initial part of the process of responding, one
has to analyze the text in excruciating detail to
determine such things as
o features of the offering that match or
approximate the features requested,
o features that can be met but by alternative means,
o features that can be met with development but cannot
be met currently,
o features that will never be met with or without development
o sentence structures that can lead to contract difficulties
later on (for instance, use of universals such as ALL, ALWAYS,
IN EVERY CASE, etc.)
Can an ontology be used to create a proposal such that
the analysis is easier or requires less analysis?
If business on the web is to be "frictionless", then
you have to understand the parts that need grease.
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