JPeterson at bmjgroup.com
Thu Feb 14 10:45:42 GMT 2008
> RDF is conceptually simple, elegant and expressive. It reminds me
Yes, but the XML syntax is tiresome. It reminds of LISP written like this:
<clause>defun factorial <arg>http://www.w3.org/arguments#n</arg>
<clause>if <arg>= http://www.w3.org/arguments#n 1</arg>
<clause>* http://www.w3.org/arguments#n <clause>factorial <arg>-
> With just a single starting axiom
> ("is") I was able to bootstrap a conceptual universe full of
Whoa! My "We should invest in RDF" business case is practically writing
> However, I suspect that it'll take another 20 years for it (or something
> like it) to become widely used.
We've just bought a large authentication/authorisation product that uses
RDF internally for all it's customer and account metadata. Admittedly this
is a niche product even by technical publishing standards, but it's
starting to creep in. I don't think they are doing anything you couldn't
do more traditionally, but it's interesting to see the adoption.
> So the Semantic (with a large 'S') Web probably isn't happening any time
> soon... but that shouldn't stop you from creating your own semantic
Indeed. I never much liked Tim Berners-Lee's Amazing Semantic Web of
Wonders (tm), but I like some of the formal logical stuff under the hood.
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