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   RE: [xml-dev] does the semantic web matter?

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  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] does the semantic web matter?
  • From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 23:38:00 -0000
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> From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:kpako@yahoo.com] 
> I actually had a really disparaging email about the
> semantic web (aka the magical, fun, overhyped and
> fantastic web) but decided against posting it given my
> current employer. 

My experience is that most programmers don't get it, some get it
and thinks it's wholly impractical (either because it's brain dead
or because it's too hard, or because it's AI hogwash). 

> However I will mention this, currently the semantic
> web is primarily a grab bag of end-user scenarios with
> little if any current technological basis to believe
> that these scenarios can be actualized. 

About two years ago I would have said the same about (non-mobile)
software agents; until you line up the plumbing stack needed for
such agents and webservices and find they're largely identical. 

Bill de hÓra

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