SSP Group Meeting

11am, 8 February, 2005
Room 4.03, Appleton Tower
CISA, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

You Shouldn't Start From Here

David Robertson

There's an old joke about a tourist on a country road asking directions to a local town from a farmer - the farmer answers "best not to start from here".  I shall be discussing whether a similar principle applies to the "Semantic web" as traditionally understood; then I shall advocate a different starting point that might provide a more open style of  interaction but require a different set of problems to be solved.