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If an RDF db and an expert system have as much in common
as I think they do, they can both be considered a service
answering questions. So your comparison would be pretty
close to the mark.
But a polite waitress is better than no waitress or
having Marvin bring the meal.
What did Doug Addams die of? (reply offlist)
From: Phil Fuhlman [mailto:pfuhlman@Dexma.com]
Heh, heh, 'Semantic Web'. I like that, sounds like a resturant:
"Hello, hello, hello, welcome to the Semantic Web. My name is Tina, I'll
be your waitress tonight. Would anyone care to start off with a schema?"
"Nah, I want a DTD."
"I'm sorry, we don't serve DTDs anymore, all we have are schemas. But we
do offer both lite and rigorous schemas."
"What? What's the difference."
"Well, our rigorous schemas take about 15 minutes to prepare, while our
lite schemas treat everything as unbounded strings and all elements
having cardinality of 0 to n."
"Wow! You call that 'lite'? More like, 'on the edge' I'd say! Gimme one
<sorry - its friday pm...>