Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ontologies and the Semantic Web

Order from Chaos by Natalya Noy appears in ACM Queue v. 3, no. 8 - October 2005.
Just as anyone can put up his or her own page on the Web and anyone can point to it (and say either good or bad things about it), on the Semantic Web anyone can post an ontology, and anyone can reuse and extend any ontology that is appropriate to his or her task. Naturally, this model brings up issues of finding the right ontologies, evaluating them, trusting the sources they come from, and so on.

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