CHAPTER 7. Tending to Web 3.0: The Semantic Web



There is something about version numbers. They are significant in one way but on the other hand, they tend to trivialize and preempt fundamental innovations. Before we can even comprehend Web 2.0, Web 3.0 is on us and people are talking about Web 4.0. The conventional wisdom is that Semantic Web definitely is part of Web 3.0. Even the New York Times says so, in an article titled “Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense.” [1] I tend to think that the web is moving toward the next generation in multiple ways: by embedding meaning as context (Semantic Web), by adding location as ...

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