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Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

>> [Protege]
> I'm sorry. That's not a concrete enough example to satisfy me. You've 
> got an RDF tool doing RDF operations. That's a bit circular. What I 
> want to see is an RDF tool that lets me order tickets for a concert, 
> or close the books of the company at the end of the month, or find the 
> right album cover to match a song in my MP3 player, or something 
> practical that I want to do irrespective of whether it's done with RDF 
> or XML or something else. How can RDF make my job of writing one of 
> these applications (or some other useful application of your choice) 
> easier?

On the last point, one thing to note - part of the advantage of RDF is 
in aggregate. The job of writing a single application may not be helped 
a great deal, but the job of writing lots of them will be. Keyword: reuse.

On the first point, there are a handful of apps and demos described here:


the analysis done by HP is pretty good:


the appendix of that is an application survey:


If none of the things listed there takes your fancy, you could always 
try Dave Beckett's big list:






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