Monday, August 02, 2004

Google and the Semantic Web

How Google Will Have Achieved The Semantic Web This is old and has been contradicted by Google founders themselves:

"He [Sergey Brin] basically said he doesn't believe in the semantic web as a set of linked RDF data-structures. His basic argument is that the structure of natural language and what it presents is much much richer than meta-data tagging schemes. Clearly, Google's understanding of natural language is unique, but there still is a need for machine readable APIs for data on the Internet."

The ideas that Paul Ford puts forward are pretty interesting and illustrate the usefulness of some of the ideas of the Semantic Web; except maybe the reliance on a central authority like Google. The Semantic Web is like the Web, not like Google.

Also, I (well Google) found a new link to "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine" written by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page for WWW7.
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