Preparing to Build the Semantic Web, Part 2

by The H.E.A.T. Exchange

Before building any collaborative project, the project leader will issue a mission statement. This statement will explain the goal (final picture) of the project.

An example of a mission statement for the web could be:

The web must exist as a web of concepts. All things on this web must have meaning to insure past, present, and future integrity of data.

One of the most critical aspects of issuing a mission statement is to consider all parties involved in the project. Therefore, understanding the project is first and foremost.

Who is building the web? Is it just highly skilled developers? Is it just highly intellectual persons from the finest schools in the world? Is it just big corporations with billions of dollars at their disposal?

Looking at the web today, I am convinced all parties involved in building the web were not considered.