All by Themselves (Registration Required) "“The Semantic Web is a step toward AI, a step toward representing the meaning of the content on a Web page. So it doesn’t utilize AI, nor enable AI; but it is moving in the latter direction.”
By design, the Semantic Web relies on a number of assertions about data, the combinations of which allow software to infer additional facts. Yet the initial number of assertions in the chain places a mathematical constraint on the number of combinations possible. “Distinctions that are unimportant in one context—and hence not tagged separately—are critical in another,” explains Lenat."