I’ve read some articles again this week explaining that the promise or potential of Semantic Integration is still a bit far off from being able to engender significant impact to the enterprise. Perhaps, it is worth examining the subject more as a practice approach rather than a standards or technology dependent facilitation medium.


I started this column with the message that “the future of the Web is: identifiers, relationships and services.” Identifiers are the magic gear that make the others work, and so, having in the previous article introduced the role of identifiers in the Internet, I’ll expand on the theme to discuss how important identifiers are, even in an organizational setting.