Semantic Web

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The Semantic Web is an extension of the existing World Wide Web. It provides a standardized way of expressing the relationships between web pages, to allow machines to understand the meaning of hyperlinked information.


Here we will gather definitions of the Semantic Web from different sources - publications, websites, whatever you find.

  • Definition: "The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation." It is a source to retrieve information from the web (using the web spiders from RDF files) and access the data through Semantic Web Agents or Semantic Web Services. Source: "The Semantic Web" by Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila, Scientific American, 2001