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Some reflections on the Semantic web

Ekdahl, Bertil LU (2007) 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management In Prodeedings of the 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, VOL 1 AND 2 p.268-273
Abstract
The World Wide Web is undoubtedly very successful. Despite that, limitations have been recognized. The basic limiting factor is that the Web handles document for humans to read but not data and information for computers to read. The remedy of this is to provide the Web with semantics: the Semantic Web. While I agree that there is a need for another organization in which it is easier to find the information asked for and in which irrelevant results are diminished, I disagree on the feasibility of the semantic idea. In this paper I will discuss the realism in the prospect of the Semantic Web. I will take up some questions about ontology, which is intertwined with the new Web, and particularly some misconceptions about semantics. Recently,... (More)
The World Wide Web is undoubtedly very successful. Despite that, limitations have been recognized. The basic limiting factor is that the Web handles document for humans to read but not data and information for computers to read. The remedy of this is to provide the Web with semantics: the Semantic Web. While I agree that there is a need for another organization in which it is easier to find the information asked for and in which irrelevant results are diminished, I disagree on the feasibility of the semantic idea. In this paper I will discuss the realism in the prospect of the Semantic Web. I will take up some questions about ontology, which is intertwined with the new Web, and particularly some misconceptions about semantics. Recently, Peter Norvig, a Google Director, challenge the Web on competence reasons, I challenge it for formal reasons. I argue that the vision of adding semantics to the Web is futile. (Less)
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semantics, ontology, formal language, formal system, semantic Web
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Prodeedings of the 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, VOL 1 AND 2
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268 - 273
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  title        = {Some reflections on the Semantic web},
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