Chapter 8 - Conclusion
Will the Semantic Web initiative succeed? While many people believe in it (and in fact are investing in it),
the outcome is still open. The success or failure will not be decided by scientific progress -in fact the
functionality of the Semantic Web can be realized, to a certain degree, even with today's technology. The key
question is whether the usefulness of the technology will be demonstrated quickly and powerfully enough to
created momentum, perhaps recreating something similar to the early stages of the World Wide Web.