Semantic or Pedantic? Web 3.0, Master Data, SOA and Data Integrity

Jeff Pollock:

For more than six years I’ve been professionally dedicated to the advancement of semantic technologies [1], or as the concept has recently gained meme status, Web 3.0 [2]. But during the long gap between my last blog and now I’ve experienced "meaning" at a whole different scale—marriage, baby boy, new job etc. In the past, when I’ve given speeches about semantic technology, I often would say that, "semantic technology is for finding and describing meaning in data, and just like meaning in the natural world, meaning is the significance derived from a richness of relationships." So, even as my own personal meaning has been deeply enriched during the past 18months, so has my conviction that the innovation surrounding Semantic Web [3] is deeply fundamental to substantially improving the way professional software is written.