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Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition by - et al. David Gulbransen

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What Is the Semantic Web?

Did you ever think about the Internet as more than a global directory of resources—as a common place to process knowledge that has meaning to both humans and machines? Unfortunately, today's World Wide Web is not suitable for the complex automated processing of information. This chapter discusses a new vision of the Web—the concept of the Semantic Web where knowledge can be represented in a structurized way by means of combining information with sets of predefined rules and descriptive data.

The term semantics describes the study of meaning.

The same item can be seen in multiple ways depending on the viewpoint of the person. For instance, the entity “water” can be described by a chemist as a molecule that is comprised ...

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