Book Reviews   Digital Libraries   Astronomy Log   Software   About  

Google and the Semantic Web
02 August 2004 02:00

Slashdot linked to a very thought-provoking article today, "August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web". The story, though written as if it were done so in 2009, was written in 2002, and offers a very compelling look at the potential for the semantic web, of which, this article posits, Google will play a key role.

I can see Google playing that role, but I believe there is a vast bridge of complexity that needs to be crossed before we get to the rosy (and potentially disturbing) picture painted by the article. From what I read, heirarchical databases were sacked decades ago in favor of the relational model, principally because heirarchical databases were based on graph theory, which proved too complex a beast to manage. XML and its ilk (including RDF) are also based on the elements of graph theory.

True love begins when the needs of others become more important than your own.
The practice of true love begets true happiness


Daniel Hanks

I'm a system administrator working for Omniture

Interested in

digital archival
digital libraries
web applications
web infrastructure
distributed storage

among other things . . .


Pamela Hanks

is an excellent storyteller.

(She also happens to be my wife :-)

A storyteller makes a wonderful and unique addition to family, school, church or other group events. Schedule her for your next gathering.
Kiva - loans that change lives

Recent Blog Entries

Subscribe with Bloglines
- OpenWest Conference 2014 Presentation Slides - Ansible
- OpenWest Conference 2013 Presentation Slides
- Utah Open Source Conference 2012 - Presentation slides
- E-Book Review: Data Mashups in R
- Book Review: Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
- Book Review: Wicked Cool Shell Scripts
- PLUG Presentation Slides: The Open Source Data Center
- Harnessing human computational power from computer games
- I love a good roadtrip
- FamilySearch Developers Conference 2008 presentations now available online
- FHT follow up: an idea for a mobile genealogical application
- Family history and technology: it's only getting better
- President Hinckley passes away
- December is NaBoMoReMo - National Book of Mormon Reading Month
- Family History, Photos, Blogs, and Books
- The Compact Oxford English Dictionary
- 1830s English and the Book of Mormon
- Google adds My Library feature to Book Search
- Utah Open Source Conference
- Wiki diagrammer (Steal this idea!)

All Entries . . .

LDS Open Source Software
A website discussing the use of Open-source software for applications useful to those sharing values of the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) faith.

© 2009, Daniel C. Hanks