Busting 5 Myths of the Semantic Web

Oracle's Jeff Pollock has a good SemWeb myth-busting article here.

He takes on whether or not the SemWeb:
-IS SCIENCE FICTION
-IS FOR TAGGING WEB SITES
-WILL PUT GOOGLE OUT OF BUSINESS
-IS TOO COMPLEX TO SUCCEED
-IS A CATALOG SYSTEM

I'd like to seem him engage with Bex . But we'll have to wait and see about that.

Meanwhile organizations should be thinking about semantically-enabling their ECM systems. If ECM is the information hub for unstructured information in the organization, then there is a wealth of data locked in at the document or content item level that SemWeb structures like RDFa enrichment, folksonomy, and RDF-enabled metadata can unlock.

Once that happens BI systems can tap the "digital dark matter" that is unstructured content, Search can become inferential rather than deductive, dynamic and semantic assembly of non-explicit relationships can occur, pattern recognition is boosted and persuasive content becomes efficient rather than a brute force coding approach.

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