Panel 1 discussion: Meaning in weblogs

People are discussing how complexity is managed by weblogging and if semantic web or a blogsphere map do really create »meaning« or just another form of quantity.

My take on that: »Meaning« is not something outside anybodies head. It is cronstructed. The question is which strategies we have aquired to construct that meaning. It might be the case that we create meaning by relation inbetween concepts. A semantic network tries to record that relations. If they have meaning is not a question of what is in the semantic web database – but still what you get to when you look at what is in that database.

There is a question from Sebastian to Steve about what is a benefit to for »emergent ontologies« and not simply attaching to existing ontologies created by others.






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