the web into a Semantic Web implies widespread annotation of documents
with ontology based knowledge markup. Many of these documents consist
of free text in different languages, which can only be marked up
in an efficient way by use of automatic, language technology tools.
Obviously, it will then be of political and cultural importance
that such authoring support for automatic knowledge markup will
be available for many languages, thereby avoiding that only documents
in some languages will become part of the semantic web.