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This page provides an overview of 5 articles related to 'semantic web', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The Semantic Web is a "web of data" that enables machines to understand the semantics, or meaning, of information on the World Wide Web. It extends the network of hyperlinked human-readable web pages by inserting machine-readable metadata about pages and how they are related to each other, enabling automated agents to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks on behalf of users. The term was coined by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the development of proposed Semantic Web standards. He defines the Semantic Web as "a web of data that can be processed directly and indirectly by machines. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Semantic Web)

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Metadata related to 'semantic web' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'semantic web': 114 (6.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'semantic web' across all Ariadne articles: 328
  • Average number of references to 'semantic web' per Ariadne article: 2.88
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'semantic web': 1999-06
  • Trending factor of 'semantic web': 19.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'semantic web':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. dave beckett (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. libby miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. alexey strelnikov (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Book Review: The Accidental Taxonomist

Emma Tonkin takes a look at a book on the work of the taxonomist and notes both merits and disappointments.

October 2010, issue65, review

Spinning a Semantic Web for Metadata: Developments in the IEMSR

Emma Tonkin and Alexey Strelnikov reflect on the experience of developing components for the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

Book Review: Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion

Emma Tonkin reviews a fascinating introduction to over two decades of research into computerisation movements.

April 2008, issue55, review

Book Review: Ambient Findability

Emma Tonkin reviews a book with interesting content despite a few rough edges.

October 2006, issue49, review

Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging

Emma Tonkin suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

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