Sir TimBL – Standards and Core Ontologies

November 23rd, 2004

As seen on ComputerWorld:

Sir TimBL talks about multiple standards for the same purpose — for instance BPEL, BPML, WS-Choreography .. for Web Services. How do we connect these together ?

Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web and founder and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)I think the largest liaison may be in the area of core ontologies for specific applications, which could seed a lot of connectivity. Calendar events are standardized in iCalendar at the IETF, and the RDF community is figuring out what they mean for conversion to RDF and then integration with other data, and the same is happening with media metadata as well as financial information.

Sir TimBL thinks core ontologies might finally bring together all bodies working on standards. The same holds for the Semantic Web in general.

Core ontologies are clearly gaining steam. We are now beginning to see the effects of how some core ontologies(structured information) are changing the way we use the Web. My earlier *static* bookmarks are now becoming obselete. Enter the *live* bookmarks world.