An Introduction to the Semantic Web

The “Semantic Web” is a term that has been in common use for a decade. This article examines what the Semantic Web means for information professionals and provides an overview of some of the core technologies, such as RDF. It then explores the network of linked data that has arisen from using these technologies, before concluding with three suggestions for information professionals wanting to explore and exploit the Semantic Web for their own work.

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2 Responses to An Introduction to the Semantic Web

  1. Ian Fry says:

    Good to see that you have introduced your audience to the concept.

    There are, of course, a wide variety of “semantic” solutions which do not conform to this schema; and these are providing significant organisational gains.

    This whole area is, in general, underappreciated by the KM community, still relatively undeveloped with a number of “buy-in” issues in many situations.

  2. innotecture says:

    There are, of course, a wide variety of “semantic” solutions which do not conform to this schema; and these are providing significant organisational gains.

    Absolutely – and people had better write those up in more detail soon!

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