January 20, 2005

Semantic Web

Just when I start to think search and pattern matching technology is to the point of being useful, I get email like this from Amazon:

Greetings from Amazon.com Alerts. As you requested, we're notifying you of new releases matching the following criteria:
Popular Music with "The Who" in the Artist's or Band's name.

~ Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Publication date: January 11, 2005
Publisher: Film Score Monthly
Binding: Audio CD
Price: $19.98

Um, no.....

And then there's this example of Microsoft's Maps and directions, finding the shortest drive between two points in Norway is actually through five different countries. Maybe they get kickbacks at border crossings?

Posted by pinkerton at January 20, 2005 11:03 AM