Semantic Web Research Anno 2006: Main Streams, Popular Fallacies, Current Status and Future Challenges [chapter]

Frank van Harmelen
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this topical 1 paper we try to give an analysis and overview of the current state of Semantic Web research. We point to different interpretations of the Semantic Web as the reason underlying many controversies, we list (and debunk) four false objections which are often raised against the Semantic Web effort. We discuss the current status of the Semantic Web work by reviewing the current answers to four central research questions that need to be answered, and by surveying the uptake of
more » ... c Web technology in different application areas. Finally, we try to identify the main challenges facing the Semantic Web community.
doi:10.1007/11839354_1 fatcat:klot2b4zzvhspk2itybupwp52y