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   RE: Success factors for the Web and Semantic Web

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  • From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
  • To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • 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, 

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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