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SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE'S WORK TO IMPROVE THE INTERNET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1009: tabled on 24 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House commends the brilliant work of Sir Tim Berners-Lee on pioneering the intellectual basis of the internet and his aim to create a semantic web; notes that this would be able to take information from different databases on the world wide web ranging from catalogues and weather sites to stock price information and to allow this data to be processed by computers which would revolutionise access to information and data for educational and business purposes; applauds the fact that it would also answer many people's calls for a logical search engine that gives solid results working on a mathematical logic to match search criteria inputted to results; appreciates that this means search engines will become more meaningful and effective; further notes that if both these innovations are achieved the Web will be a place where the whim of a human being and the reasoning of a machine will co-exist in an ideal synthesis; and observes that such work is to be admired along with the charitable outlook of Sir Tim Berners-Lee that the internet is to be used as an emancipatory tool.

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SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE'S WORK TO IMPROVE THE INTERNET (Amendment 1)
Line 13, at end add `; and welcomes his return to the UK to work at Southampton University.'.
Labour, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
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EDM 1009A1: tabled on 6 April 2005