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The web is poorly organized only if you accept a Top-Down hierarchy - the Relational Data Model being the best known, perhaps - as the paradigm for Knowledge-bases. The web, as Information-Source/Storage, has a high degree of sophistication, nuance and flexibility.  

What is wrong with the web are the inane Information Retrieval (sic) methods, as you point-out.  Google is barely tolerable and only tolerable because everything else is even worse.  Of the vaunted alternatives XML is a joke: a computer-based natural language processing system completely relying on a human to process the natural language input into the system.  How's that again?  And the great Semantic Web? ...  pull-eeze spare me.

Crack the InfoRet problem and the world is gravy.  


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jan 26th, 2007 at 07:27:53 PM EST
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