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What is the Semantic Web really all about? › Web Science - the World of the World Wide Web

What is the Semantic Web really all about? › Web Science - the World of the World Wide Web
The Semantic Web is based on the relatively straightforward idea that to be able to integrate (link) data on the Web we must have some mechanism for knowing what relationships hold among the data, and how that relates to some “real world” context. The following is a lot of detail that comes from this simple idea. To answer this question properly, let me start back in the early Web era. While I’m going to do some potentially boring personal history, I’ll note the key ideas as I go along. Circa 1995, my research group began playing with an idea (first proposed by my then student Sean Luke now a faculty member at GMU) that if web markup (it was all HTML back then) contained some machine readable “hints” to the computer, then we could do a better job of Web tasks like search, query, and faceted browsing. “Linked Data” (or “Web of Data”) – close to the original vision.

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Article très interessant sur l'histoire du web sémantique. James Hendler insiste sur le fait que la vision historique du web sémantique est de lier les données et que cela ne nécessite en rien l'utilisation d'ontologies compliquées. by nicolas Jul 4

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