A. Paschke wrote: "You
might be interested in the Pragmatic Web community
Pragmatic Web see http://www.pragmaticweb.info/"
It looks the links don't
Anyway, i still think
this issue deserves a good study and discussion on the both
fora, suggesting to separate it as a "Semiotic Web" common
Lets start from the assumptions:
1. the World Wide Web is a global symbolic system;
2. Any symbolic system implies Syntax, Semantics, and
3. Syntax deals with
the symbols (signs and substitutes, URIs, variables, numbers and marks),
4. Semantics deals with the
meanings (senses, mental signs and natural signs),
5. Pragmatics deals with the
context of usage (actions and behavior).
Then the Syntactic Web is mostly
about an HTML-based Web; the Semantic Web is mostly about an RDFS-based Web; and
the Pragmatic Web is mostly about the Web of Content and Things.
By its very definition, the
Semiotic Web should involve the mappings between symbols/signs and the real
world things, leaving aside the key component of human meanings, constructs
(ideas and images). This is largely envisioned as the Future Internet of Things
and People and Their Actions.
So a rhetorical question is: why
we need another "goldbrick", while really needing the Integrated Web
of Data, Content, Entities and People asking for the Standard Ontology and
Some food for thought in the weekend