[wp-hackers] semantic web features?
canovaj at gmail.com
Sun May 21 05:58:17 GMT 2006
Paul, thanks for your thoughts and the links to your plugin. Very
interesting pluging! Hope more people will use it.
On 5/19/06, Paul Mitchell <wp-hackers at paul-mitchell.me.uk> wrote:
> AJ Chen wrote:
> > There are plenty of discussions about what semantic web is or is not.
> > Those
> > are fun to read, and I'm not going to try to make it more confused.
> > But, I
> > do want to say how I approach it.
> I only have time for so much fun, more's the pity. I'm aware of the
> quantity of information out there about the "semantic web". I've read a
> fair amount and I think we're all pretty much after the same thing.
> > I believe the web can become even more effective for data sharing and
> > consumption if the data are also published in
> > a more structured way that computer can easily understand and thus
> > process.
> Yes, that's what I'm after, at the human->computer interface. The
> semantics are in the wetware, which is notoriously lazy, so I'm
> experimenting with ways to coax it out gently.
> > An example is blog feed using RSS1.0, which is in RDF format. Semantic
> > web
> > is evolving rapidly. It will make sense to most people when it hits one
> > killer application that has broad impact to the world.
> I believe the blog /is/ the killer application of the web. An universal
> easy-to-use multimedia personal programmable publishing machine, of
> which RSS is just one content type of many it can produce on demand.
> What more can you have? Your mind available for direct download? ;)
> > It's not difficult to imagine different plugins can be developed for
> > different groups of users who require different ontologies to describe
> > their
> > parts of the world.
> I'm doing dive logs.
> > I'm learning more about wordpress design and code now in order to
> > have the specifics for implementation. I would appreciate any light
> > you can
> > shed on this topic.
> The learning curve is steep but the view from the top is goddamn
> beautiful. If you would like to examine any of my plugins for ideas (or
> laughs) please ask. My major unfinished works can be found at
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