Yesterday, Elliott Rusty Harold draws his conclusions about the Semantic Web:
Digesting last week’s WWW2004 conference, I think I’ve come to two conclusions. The first conclusion is that the semantic web as envisioned at the W3C (RDF, OWL, URIs) is hype. Nobody is actually using it to accomplish anything useful. It’s of great interest to theoreticians but has little to no practical impact, and is not likely to have any for the foreseeable future.
Wow — that’s not really an encouraging statement ;-) I’m not yet decided on what I think about the SemWeb; I’m torn between deep skepticism and slowly mounting interest. Today, Elliott is praising XForms (his second conclusion). Finally, something about which I don’t have an opinion about at all. Yet :-)