The Semantic Web is an extension of the World Wide Web (WWW) in which information becomes more meaningful through well-defined concepts and systems enabling people and machines to work cooperatively. In the Semantic Web, machines can better understand and share the context in which information is being used by humans. This is achieved by improving interoperability at the system level and portability at the data level, thus creating a wide ranging infrastructure of semantically linked information that makes it easier to integrate, process, and publish data. This entry discusses the background and technological foundations of the Semantic Web, its uses in education, and its future prospects.

The Semantic Web initiative is a standardization endeavor within the World Wide Web Consortium aiming to provide the standards for ...

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