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   Re: Success factors for the Web and Semantic Web

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  • From: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>,xml-dev <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 23:34:38 +0000

> 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?

I don't think so. Note that TimBL in his XML2000 presentation said that the
Semantic Web did *not* mean the semantics of natural language. Of ocurse, I
may be completely misinterpreting what you are saying there! When you mean
analyze a text, did you mean analyze data?

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ [ERT/GL/PF]
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.


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