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In my opinion, the linked data future is still discussed, because when Tim Berners-Lee first presented the idea of Semantic Web in 1994, he used what I would call an IoT scenario to describe it ([1], scroll to the end; I really hope he is not reading this comment). Now that the IoT is here, maybe more people are ready to listen.

And just to make sure we are on the same page here: it's not academics' job to build usable products. We will continue working on things that are novel from the academic standpoint; if people like you dismiss LD/SemWeb, those novel things will have "a terrible track record of solving real-world problems". I hope this does not come across as too personal.

[1]: https://www.w3.org/Talks/WWW94Tim/

No, your link doesn't talk about an iot scenario. Selling and purchasing houses has absolutely nothing to do with iot.

And using semantic web for that is just as bad. A basic json API would be much more stable than parsing a document with navigation and similar just to get that data.

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