[uf-discuss] Google Disses TBL and the Semantic Web

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 09:14:08 PDT 2006

Ah ha!


The gem:

"What I get a lot is: 'Why are you against the Semantic Web?' I am not
against the Semantic Web. But from Google's point of view, there are a
few things you need to overcome, incompetence being the first," Norvig
said. Norvig clarified that it was not Berners-Lee or his group that
he was referring to as incompetent, but the general user.

"We deal with millions of Web masters who can't configure a server,
can't write HTML. It's hard for them to go to the next step. The
second problem is competition. Some commercial providers say, 'I'm the
leader. Why should I standardize?' The third problem is one of
deception. We deal every day with people who try to rank higher in the
results and then try to sell someone Viagra when that's not what they
are looking for. With less human oversight with the Semantic Web, we
are worried about it being easier to be deceptive," Norvig said.


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