Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Semantic Applications

Semantic Applications, or Revenge of the Librarians "More broadly, the need for much more formal labeling and language suggests a new phase of IT industry focus. Whereas the PC and Internet industries were once described as the "revenge of the nerds," looking ahead, the emphasis on detailed classification and information management might well be described as the "revenge of the librarians."

Semantic systems present a different set of challenges and require a different set of business skills. The need for fancy words such as semantics, taxonomies and ontologies suggests a world of more rigorous thinking and information handling, a significant cultural change from today's mostly freewheeling Internet."

This is from Customer-Driven IT: How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth
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