There's a chicken-or-the-egg problem to developing automated semantic tools. Which comes first: The profitable demand for semantic products, or the tools that make such products possible? It's a pattern that may have a parallel to the development of Web 2.0, which connected within platforms various tools developed as user-friendly solutions to publishing on the Web, commenting on Web pages, and sharing links and files across networks.
Examples of existing tools with possible semantic publishing applications include:
- Online word processing with WYSIWYG markup
- Ontologies, controlled vocabularies and various solutions to expressing and organizing meaning
- Normalizing and cell mapping
- Zemanta-style real-time resource suggestions