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Dec 14, 2005

Semantic Web

I am working on the semantic web search and recently I sparked off a discussion in the semantic web mailing list. It was about how will the semantic web emerge? Most people think that a time will come when the web developers will start tagged their content and slowly the web will change from human readable to machine readable. But the question is why as a web developer I will like to tag my data? Unless I get some real good benefits from it I am not going to take the extra pain of tagged my documents. So what I believe is that the acceptance and increase in popularity of semantic web can happen only when there are applications based on semantic web which give better performance then traditional web.

2 comments:

  1. There are 2 major things that you get out of tagging: (1) it allows you to find your own stuff (2) it advertises your stuff to others. Take my site, for example. There are over 2000 items there now and we have only been open for several months. If an item is not tagged, then it will fad into oblivion. Also people will find my items by how they are tagged at del.icio.us and Flicker and google base. Play around with fastblogit and you will see what i mean.

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  2. I am in no way against tagging... i know the benificts but then people like you and me are not the common developers that are creating most sites... unless they understand the meaning(semantics) they wont listen up will they..:)

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