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Semantic Web

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The Semantic Web is a vision of a web of linked data, allowing querying, integration and sharing of data from distributed sources in heterogeneous formats, using ontologies to provide an associated and explicit semantic interpretation. The article describes the series of layered formalisms and standards that underlie this vision, and chronicles their historical and ongoing development. A number of applications, scientific and otherwise, academic and commercial, are reviewed. The Semantic Web has often been a controversial enterprise, and some of the controversies are reviewed, and misconceptions defused.

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O'Hara, Kieron and Hall, Wendy (2009) Semantic Web In, Marcia J. Bates; Mary Niles Maack; Miriam Drake (eds), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition. Taylor & Francis

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Published date: 2009
Keywords: Semantic Web, web of data, linked data, interoperability, information sharing, ontologies, representation, metadata, information processing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267126
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267126
ISBN: 978-0-8247-2075-9
PURE UUID: 320f1938-5e36-4543-99ac-183f8390cc1f
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 19 Feb 2009 15:20
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:08

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Author: Kieron O'Hara
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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