The semantic web: yet another hip?

Ying Ding, Dieter Fensel, Michel Klein, Borys Omelayenko
2002 Data & Knowledge Engineering  
Currently computers are changing from single isolated devices into entry points to a worldwide network of information exchange and business transactions called the World Wide Web (WWW). For this reason, support in data, information, and knowledge exchange has become a key issue in current computer technology. The WWW has drastically changed the availability of electronically available information. However, this success and exponential growth has made it increasingly difficult to find, access,
more » ... esent, and maintain the information required by a wide variety of users. In response to this problem, many new research initiatives and commercial enterprises have been set up to enrich available information with machine processable semantics. Such support is essential for "bringing the web to its full potential". This semantic web will provide intelligent access to heterogeneous and distributed information, enabling software products (agents) to mediate between user needs and the information sources available. This paper summarizes ongoing research in the area of the semantic web especially focussing on ontology technology.
doi:10.1016/s0169-023x(02)00041-1 fatcat:solo6lgr5ndjxd7n47fxpbfrgi