Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Is the Semantic Web the end of Google

This is a thought provoking article that deserves more of a response. The Institute of Government Business is supporting some open source projects like Metanode that are implementing semantic web concepts like the health and aging thesaurus in a health educational community. The seeds are there ...

Evolving Trends » Wikipedia 3.0: The End of Google?
The Semantic Web (or Web 3.0) promises to “organize the world’s information” in a dramatically more logical way than Google can ever achieve with their current engine design. This is specially true from the point of view of machine comprehension as opposed to human comprehension.The Semantic Web requires the use of a declarative ontological language like OWL to produce domain-specific ontologies that machines can use to reason about information and make new conclusions, not simply match keywords.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thanks for linking to the article.

I wrote a more focused one, with more details, and which explains cleary why Web 3.0 (aka Semantic Web) is going to be a huge threat to Google.

The thesis: P2P AI Engines running on users' home PCs and working with standardized shared ontologies will render Google useless, in much the same way P2P file transfers left FTP behind.


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