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   Re: [xml-dev] Semantic Web Services

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Mark Baker wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:10:57AM -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> > A simple question, but one that could get to
> > the heart of whether or not we should expect
> > to see growth in the semantic web business:
> >
> > What are some services that SemWeb
> > applications could expose for discovery
> > and integration into web client applications
> > including mobile applications?
> Do you mean Semantic "Web Services", or "Semantic Web" services?  The
> former, IMO, is best ignored, because it's tied to Web services/SOA
> which I don't consider workable for Internet scale integration.  

Please elaborate in detail.

Kind Regards,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton
Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World

> But the
> latter is extremely promising, and something I've been working with for
> a few years.
> As for the services that these application could expose, I'd say simply
> that they should expose as much of their data as possible.  That way a
> consumer of the data can repurpose it for their own needs, rather than
> having the application expose it in a manner conducive only to how they
> saw the data being used at the time it was written.  In other words, I
> don't find it particularly useful to think in terms of "services".
> Applications should also consider publishing data about their data,
> including data about when their data changes; RSS, for example.  But
> that can, in many cases, be easily offloaded to an application which is
> subscribed to the data provided by the other applications.
> Mark.
> --
> Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton


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