Semantic Web Business: Going Nowhere Slowly

The semantic web vision persists, but the tools and processes don’t stand up to today’s data chaos.

I’ve been a semantic web skeptic for years. SemWeb is a narrowly purposed replica of a subset of the World Wide Web. It’s useful for information enrichment in certain domains, via a circumscribed set of tools. However, the SemWeb offers a vanishingly small benefit to the vast majority of businesses. The vision persists but is unachievable; the business reality of SemWeb is going pretty much nowhere. — Seth Grimes

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