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  1. Great piece, Jim, a few comments;<br /><br />The Semantic Web is a platform on which you can build anything you like, using a clearer separation between ontology and data. As you well know, that line is terribly blurred in most library technologies (I&#39;m looking at you MARC / AACR2 / RDA / FRBR …). Using this technology properly could solve a bunch of infra-structural things (or,

    March 2, 2012
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    • Thanks for the kind words, Alex.<br /><br />I especially like where you say, <i>“…but because there&#39;s always been this global focus for the SemWeb it was kinda thought that a lot of smaller problems would solve themselves and the libraries could just hang on to whatever showed up. That was a big mistake, of course.”</i><br /><br />Yes. The &quot;smaller&quot; problems are <b>incredibly big<

      March 2, 2012
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    I understand fully your suspicious thoughts.. you can imagine how I also have doubts such as the ones that you have..working on AGRIS as a Linked Open Data application (http://agris.fao.org).<br />It surely does not solve the problems of catalogers.. — mmmh..btw, what are the problems of the catalogers? — but, at least make us .. &quot;dream&quot; of a world of data that is mashed up

    March 12, 2012
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