[wp-hackers] semantic web features?

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Fri May 19 10:55:28 GMT 2006

___/ On Fri 19 May 2006 11:33:19 BST, [ Paul Mitchell ] wrote : \___

> Russ (YAR) Gilman-Hunt wrote:
>> Pardon my naivete... but how does the study of 'being' intersect with
>> the 'semantic' web?
> What do you mean by "'semantic' web"? I've had trouble finding a
> canonical definition. I understand the term to mean "self-describing
> content".

Bridge the gap between verbal description and more formal languages for
expression. This can be done without detracting from human-readable text.

> The web as we know it was invented by nuclear physicists (and it shows)...


> ...Perhaps the semantic web will be invented by psychologists. A semantic
> web could "know" itself and adapt to new content, which is a form of
> "being". I'd study that for a dollar. I'll help build it for fun. If
> only there were a spec...



Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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