- web of linked data vs web of documents
- framework of emerging standards (W3C)
- structured content – standard way of describing things
- inference / relationship
- combination of data from diverse sources
“‘The semantic web is a little bit about us: it uses deductive reasoning and inference to do things you ask it to do.’
“An example of a semantic website is Breathing Space, a pilot project that aims to explore the value to researchers of compiling and mining a critical mass of data within a discipline. Another example is GSE Research, which aims to provide a bridge between scholarly research and practice in the fields of governance, environment and sustainability. It was interesting to hear him note that the BBC website for Olympic athletes was populated by a semantic search.
“Is it relevant to the publishing industry or to trade books? Yes. Your consumers are becoming more demanding, time poor and intolerant of waiting. So the job in the publishing supply chain is to make it easy and interesting so you don’t lose your readers. What the semantic web gives you is the opportunity to create compelling, relevant and interesting material to create value for them and your business.
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