October 24, 2009
The Web already has many ontologies, overwhelmingly informal and embedded in social sites. Where do we go next? Who is driving this train? The core technology tension is between curation processes and big data processes. This is where business opportunities and governance opportunities intersect.
XML, XML namespace, X Link, X Pointer, X Path, XML Schema, XSL, XQuery, RDF, RDF Schema, OWL, Sparcl, HTML 5
Mission already accomplished at Internet speed. The public does not recognize the scope of Web resident ontologies, but the public embraces ontologies. The public does not care about ontology, but the public relies on and extends ontologies as part of their activities.
What is ontology good for? Where are all the complete, consistent, satisfiable logical models? Costs? Benefits? Time to raise the bar.