Web 3.0 –The semantic web
The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF).
Wikipedia describes Semantic web as,
The Semantic Web is an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the meaning (semantics) of information on the web is defined, making it possible for machines to process it.
According to semanticweb.org,
The Semantic Web is the extension of the World Wide Web that enables people to share content beyond the boundaries of applications and websites. It has been described in rather different ways: as a utopic vision, as a web of data, or merely as a natural paradigm shift in our daily use of the Web. Most of all, the Semantic Web has inspired and engaged many people to create innovative semantic technologies and applications. semanticweb.org is the common platform for this communitySemantic web is the future. I assume the coming era will be of semantic web.
I found a really good presentation that well describes web 1.0, web 2.0 and web 3.0 in detail with suitable examples.
It’s a must watch presentation for Web designers, developers, planners, architects and IT businessmen.Presentation by: Hatem Mahmoud.
Semantic Web a simple description:
The semantic web stack described by Wikipedia:
Another good presentation on web evolution from web 0 to web 3.0 by Liam O’Morain
can be found on youtube:
Few places I would suggest to go to for learning more on semantic web :
For developers here is :
A Semantic Web Primer for Object-Oriented Software Developers