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It's Time for Government to Back the Semantic Web

May 15, 2011, 05:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

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"Some 40 years ago, the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency made what may be the most successful R&D investment in history. The result was the Internet, and the return on ARPA's funding was incalculably large. After all, how can you value the transformation of everything the world does, sells and says?

"You can't. That's why the U.S. government and governments around the world should fund the next vital step in the advancement of the Internet — the transition to a 'Semantic Web.'"

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