11.20.2009

The Future is All About Conext: The Pragmatic Web


I guest posted this week for ReadWriteWeb:

The semantic Web has long been heralded as the future of the Web. Proponents have said that Web experiences will some day become more meaningful and relevant based on the AI-esque computational power of natural-language processing (NLP) and structured data that is understandable by machines for interpretation.

However, with the rise of the social Web, we see that what truly makes our online experiences meaningful is not necessarily the Web's ability to approximate human language or to return search results with syntactical exactness. The value of the semantic Web will take time because the intelligent personal agents that are able to process this structured data still have a long way to go before becoming fully actualized.

Rather, meaningful and relevant experiences now are born out of the context of our identities and social graph: the pragmatics, or contextual meaning, of our online identities. My Web experience becomes more meaningful and relevant to me when it is layered with contextual social data based on my identity. This is the pragmatic Web.

Read the rest at ReadWriteWeb

1 comment:

Anthony said...

I read with interest you r article as I have been actively developing this area for the last 3 years and now have our Beta product out there in soft beta testing. I invite you to register and have a look at the way we have created relevancy , credibility and contextual information , as you say Pragmatic.. go to www.mygeni.org

You can do a search for me there and connect as a lot of content will flow once connections are established..Best Anthony Cohen