EWeek has published an story by Jim Rapoza discussing the Semantic Web. In “Spinning the Semantic Web”, Jim interviews Eric Miller of Zepheira and Tim Berners-Lee of the W3C on the increased recognition of need for technologies to assist in semantic integration of data in the Enterprise and on the Web. Even when high profile companies choose not to use specific Semantic Web technologies, it is possible to convert their proprietary data into standard and reusable forms for additional linkage in a web of data. EWeek concludes:
“Our take is that the Semantic Web will eventually succeed, as it holds too many benefits for too many people to fall by the wayside. But it’s also likely that the Semantic Web won’t come about in the exact same way that many people envision. The lesson of the Web 2.0 technologies is that users are often surprising in the way they utilize new technologies. Miller told us that he had already seen businesses using Semantic Web technologies in interesting and unexpected ways.” “Spinning the Semantic Web”, 29 May 2007.