SUMMARY- THE SEMANTIC WEB
is an evolving extension of the World Wide Web in which thesemantics of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for theweb to understand and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the webcontent.. The Semantic Web is a mesh of information linked up in such a way as to beeasily processable by machines, on a global scale. You can think of it as being an efficientway of representing data on the World Wide Web, or as a globally linked database. TheSemantic Web was thought up by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW, URIs, HTTP,and HTML.
NEED FOR SEMANTIC WEB:
Today we are capable of sharing our data with the help of internet. However thereis no standard through which we can have a global database. Semantic web aspires tohave a single global integrated view of data. This will be enabled with the help of agents.‘Agents’ is a new paradigm for software development. As objects in OOAD approachrepresent passive entities, such as books, cars etc; ‘Agents’ represent active entities suchas Business, Library, showroom etc.Let’s assume we have a link on www which has certain information in English.The same may be duplicated in ‘German’ or we may have some additional information in‘German’. The semantic web would enable to integrate the information and all users willhave the same view of data.
The Semantic web is possible due to Artificial Intelligence Technology. The socalled agents are able to ‘learn’ which is not possible through current programming alone.These agents act like Humans and are able to negotiate terms and conditions.We can conclude that semantic web would bring the next generation webtechnology which will completely transform the way we think and seek information. Ithas applications ranging from biotechnology to education. However, we need to wait for another 5-7 years to see this infant coming into adolescent.