Onward toward the semantic web! Here’s an article proposing methods to make the Web more structured and more personalized. Any article that includes the concept of meta-meta-services is all right by me, even when the author’s first name isn’t Christian.
Here’s the tip of the iceberg:
- Users (other than the author) and groups of users must be able to create and manage their own sets of metadata and structures for their specific purposes.
- This implicitly requires that metadata must be manageable in a distributed environment (independent of the related document).
- Different sets of Quality metadata — dependent on the special needs — must be provided for the users.
- Existing geographical distributed metadata (services) must be easy detectable and selectable by the users. Both requirements are only partially fulfilled at the time of writing.
- A variety of pre-existing and new services have to be manageable to meet users needs. A proper framework has to provide mechanism to also integrate commercial services. That means that a kind of micro payment has been taken into account.