__/ [Noticedtrends] on Sunday 16 October 2005 22:49 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Andy Dingley] on Sunday 16 October 2005 15:33 \__
>> > On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 08:32:49 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>> > <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >>I contacted the father of the semantic Web on Friday. He lives here in
>> >>Manchester, so I hope to get a reply or an opinion face-to-face...
>> > Which Manchester-based father of SemWeb is that ? There are several
>> > candidates!
>> > This is a very interesting topic, has been for some years, and
>> > Manchester Uni is one of the hotbeds of work on it. You should take a
>> > look at what Ian Horrocks' group have been doing.
>> He is the one whom I contacted, formerly Carole Goble's student. Very
>> young and highly influential already:
>> He was my lecturer a few years ago and I happen to be an external student
>> in that department, which is headed by my Ph.D. supervisor.
>> Somebody whose article I read today used the term Web 2.1 in a different
>> context, so let's call DAML, microformats and the like Web 3.0. Maybe Web
>> 2.0 will never be actualised because so-called 3.0 will reach there first
>> and overtake it.
>> Do you believe that some time in the future books and text will become
>> useless and ambiguous form of information that can go down the bin? Will
>> we formulate knowledge precisely rather than compose it in what we now
>> call "natural language"? A controversial contention such as this is more
>> likely to get me enemies, so I'll stop...
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> I'm still not clear on how IURON and the "Semantic Web" can mimick
> "inferential scanning" e.g., will requests like "What are emerging
> trends (on any topic) within the last 30 days?" be typed into some sort
> of inference search-engine; which would infer, and yield content on
> emerging trends?
You could probably datestamp facts and do relevant queries if designed
Aside: does Google provide anything for the dimension of time, something
long the lines of filetype:XYZ?
If you want to discover emerging trends, better try:
* http://gada.be/ (just unveiled)
> Would the search-results contain content; which happens to frequently
> mention seemingly disconnected sets of keywords like "Lately (Boolean
> NEAR) noticed", "Trend toward" OR "becoming more", "people have
> become", or "Lately (Boolean NEAR) [specific industry segments,
> companies, products, social trends, etc.]?"
I suggest you see:
In particular the discussion which revolves around the word "apparently"
> Such proposals seem to involve artificial intelligence where computers
> can actually infer; which is a combination of logical and intuitive
> processes. ...
Intuition is nothing beyond what we know as knowledge (or logic to remain
consistent with your wording). "Intuition" is a 'fluffy' term used to
overcomplicate things we sometimes fail (or do not wish) to understand.
Examples: "Soul", "Love", "Fate"...
> ... Applying such developments on practical scales still seems
> to be a long way into the future.
It's resource-greedy, I know.
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