• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is a vision, initiative, and ongoing effort, led by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), to make information on the web more accessible and easily processed by machines. According to Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of both the Semantic Web and the existing World Wide Web (WWW), the former is not a separate entity but rather an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, which in turn enables computers and people to work together more effectively. In other words, the Semantic Web is not meant to be a replacement or substitute for the current WWW but rather is an evolution of the latter, where the meaning of data is explicitly defined in a way that is understandable by ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles