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   Re: [xml-dev] Meta-somethingorother (was the semantic web mega-permathre

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Miles Sabin wrote:

> I've read all of those documents and there's nothing there that's new 
> since Tarski on the MT front, and the rest is KIF, say, with angle 
> brackets.
> So where's the beef?

Sure, no one is saying rdf/owl/... is new science (though there has been 
a lot of advances in, say, description logics, since Tarski, it is not 
rdf that has made them), it's adapting known stuff to use on the web, to 
use global identifiers, to piece together bits of ontology, and to do so 
according to some standards.

That's the potential value.

Thomas B. Passin
Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)


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