Semantic web redux
May 12, 2006
Troutgirl: What do you think this sentence means?
Troutgirl: “[X], a developer of a Java-based semantic applications platform for building Web 2.0 services”
Timboy: woohoo! it means: “please fund us!!”
Troutgirl: Isn’t the word “semantic web” pretty much the kiss of death for that?
Timboy: ok, if I had to guess what it means
Timboy: it would be something like:
Troutgirl: Ning + tagging the kittens with triples!
Timboy: a web-services application building toolkit, written in Java, that includes nice utils for consuming XML and shit from other services, and routines for supporting tagging and whatnot
Timboy: tagging the kittens semantically
Timboy: not soft soft good good nice kitty
Troutgirl: Uh… but tagging is ANTI-semantic
Timboy: so it has to be <has-prop kitty soft>
Timboy: or that’s what it would have been like in my day
Timboy: (OK, I’ll admit that in my day, it would have been ‘(has-prop kitty soft))
Timboy: but parens are so out