jmccormac - 5:43 am on Jun 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I guess some "genius" in Google will probably come up with the code name "Mission Impossible" for this feeping creaturism. After the sequence of fiascos, I think that webmasters will be slow to use any such tool.
A well designed link analysis algorithm should be able to detect link accretion (natural links) as opposed to link accumulation (unnatural/paid/dodgy). But if they've banjaxed their link algorithm with all this Semantic Web guff, then there's an outside possibility that they've an unfixable mess on their hands.