Reading Time: 2 minutes People have been talking about web semantic and web 3.0 and we need to understand that theyReading Time: 2 minutes
People have been talking about web semantic and web 3.0 and we need to understand that they are two very different thinks. The term of the semantic web is coined by Tim Berners-Lee and there is no full consensus about what Web 3.0 means.
We can say that Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform. At its core, the semantic web comprises a set of design principles, collaborative working groups, and a variety of enabling technologies.
OK, I understand, but why we need a Semantic Web?
Today there is information overload produced by heterogeneous sources. That is, the Internet information is scattered and the most cases it is impossible to mix these data because the systems automatically not know how to communicate with each other.
Semantics refers to aspects of the meaning or interpretation of the meaning of a particular symbol, speech, language or formal representation. That is, understand the Web from the point of view of meaning and not words. The idea of the semantic Web is to add meta data describing the content and the relationship of data to make it possible to be evaluated by machines automatically, expanding the Internet to improve interoperability between computer systems and reduce the mediation of human operators.
And what about Semantic Search?
Semantic search is a process used to improve online searching by using data from semantic networks to disambiguate queries and web text in order to generate more relevant results. A Semantic Search Engine could provide an overview that lists semantic search systems and identifies other uses of semantics in the search process. The deal is that the semantic search is going to be big and it is going to help us answer questions that we simply cannot answer today.
The Problem of the Semantic Web
The Semantic Web defines a new paradigm and it will bring radical changes in how people interact with Internet. First of all, users have to learn to use semantic search methods and put aside the literal search that is currently used. In addition, Web developers will have to learn new technologies to generate and maintain the semantic structure on the Web. This involves adding the development team with another responsibility.
So, will the Semantic Web accepted by users and developers? Another question to ask is: what happens if the contents are poorly documented or the meta data information of a web page is wrong?
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