“…proof and trust are key considerations for Semantic Web systems. The foundations are built into the theory, logic provides one route to addressing the issues. Even if that formalism is ignored and statistical approaches taken, the
use of common languages makes data more amenable to analysis.
Probabilities and uncertainties can be expressed as logical statements
on top of the base languages. However you approach it, the answer is
mo’ better data, not less.”
Danny Ayers has some cherce comments regarding the recent debate between Tim Berners-Lee and Peter Norvig of Google. The aggregation of data using common methodologies, protocols (like OAI), and frameworks (like RDF) and the application of AI and statistical analysis results in “mo’ better data”. Lovely gold spun from tons of lead.