The Semantic Web is the next stage of the Web, as its founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee saw it.
The Semantic Web Vision
Let’s take a look at his vision, outlined in his book Weaving the Web, in 2000:
I have a dream for the Web … and it has two parts.
In the first part, the Web becomes a much more powerful means for collaboration between people.
In the second part of the dream, collaborations extend to computers. Machines become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A ‘Semantic Web’, which should make this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines.
And that, conceptually is really what the Semantic Web is all about. It is what the Web of Data it about.
Information retrieval (or more precisely automatization of information retrieval) is only one of the three general aspects the Founder of the Web saw as purposes that the Semantic Web will serve.
- AUTOMATIZATION OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
- INTERNET OF THINGS
- PERSONAL ASSISTANT
The Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by the international standards body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web.
By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a Web of Data.. The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF).
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