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RE: NPR, Godel, Semantic Web
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 12:47:31 -0400
At 11:14 AM 5/7/01 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>The semantic web doesn't trip on godel or
>incompleteness. It trips on authority.
It may well trip on authority, but this claim suggests that it also trips
on inherent limitations of logical processing.
>The crockness of it isn't the doability;
>it is the need to do it now. Good
>topic for research, good topic for
>discussion; perhaps not the initiative
>by which all other tasks before the
>W3C et al should be measured or circumscribed.
I've got to agree with that, though the Semantic Web does strike me as a
better yardstick (less likely to lead to horrible designs) than some of the
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