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Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web

Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web

Posted Apr 21, 2011 18:10 UTC (Thu) by Tara_Li (subscriber, #26706)
In reply to: Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web by mrfredsmoothie
Parent article: Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web

Only as long as long as someone actually does it. It's like the wonderful world of tagging - great, as long as someone actually *enters* all of the tags on the data, rationalizes and fixes typos, links synonyms in some manner. What people *WILL* do seldom matches what they *should* do.

This "semantic web" stuff is well and good - I just don't think it's really "all that". After all, someone has to actually get around to asking the computer, in the example provided, to check age against length of time holding the policy.


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Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web

Posted Apr 21, 2011 18:30 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

Exactly. The big advantage Google had over Altavista and other early search engines was that they didn't rely on human-entered data descriptions, just raw computer power (and let the user sort it out). Still mostly the same, AFAICS.

Drupal Government Days: Drupal and the semantic web

Posted Apr 22, 2011 3:16 UTC (Fri) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

Judging myself from some of the example it seems organizations like Google are the primary consumers of this data, they retrieve it, index it, store it and answer questions using it. They have the data and the raw compute power to do interesting things with it should they find a market for the answers.


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