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- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Ontolgies, Mappings and Transformations (was RE: WebServices/SOA)
- From: Ronald Bourret <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:23:38 -0800
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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> However the Semantic Web
> related mapping technologies don't allow for the kind of complex and
> messy mappings that occur in the real world.
Then what's the point? I should have hoped that Semantic Web
technologies (and ontologies in particular) would have allowed me to say:
1) Here's a general concept.
2) Here's how you get there from my particular expression of that concept.
Without this, we'll never be able to automatically exchange / integrate
information, since we'll never agree on a single set of metadata for a