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   RE: [xml-dev] Semantic Web Services

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So ideas such as recasting UDDI as an RDF application 
aren't viable?


From: Mark Baker [mailto:distobj@acm.org]

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.  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.


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