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Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is a vision of the future of the World Wide Web. Tim Berners-Lee advocates it, but the semantic web builds on many older hypertext systems back to the late 1960s, and lately the convergence of text-and-markup with knowledge representation.

A "semantic" web is one consisting of documents that are put together in such a way that it facilitates automated information gathering and research in a far more meaningful way than can be accomplished with current web search tools. The most basic element is the semantic link.

The usability and usefulness of the Web and its interconnected resources will be enhanced through:

The primary facilitators of this technology are: URIs (which identify resources) along with XML and Namespaces. These, together with a bit of logic form RDF, which can be used to say anything about anything. As well as RDF, many other technologies such as Topic Maps and pre-web AI technologies are likely to contribute to the Semantic Web.

All current web technologies are likely to have a role in the semantic web (in the sense of semantic world wide web), for instance :

You can create a piece of RDF code (FOAF) to describe yourself to the Semantic Web using the Friend-of-a-Friend-o-matic

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