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Group #2 - Darrel Cross, Jeff Singer and Sabrina Thornton
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The Semantic Web is the extension of the World Wide Web that enables people to share conten t beyond the boundaries of applications and websites. It is a mesh of information linked up in such a way as to be easily processable by machines, on a global scale. It’s an efficient way of representing data on the World Wide Web, or as a globally linked database. Most of all, it has inspired and engaged many people to create innovative semantic technologies and applications.
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Generally built on syntaxes which use URIs to represent data, usually in triples based structures: i.e. many triples of URI data that can be held in databases, or interchanged on the world Wide Web using a set of particular syntaxes developed especially for the task. These syntaxes are called " Resource Description Framework " syntaxes.
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To perform more of the tedious work involved in finding, sharing, and combining information on the web. It is expected to revolutionize scientific publishing, such as real-time publishing and sharing of experimental data on the Internet. The Semantic Web is about two things. (1) It is about common formats for integration and combination of data drawn from diverse sources and (2) Language for recording how the data relates to real world objects.
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This type of Web search engines require that users guess the right keywords to find what they seek. However, several maturing technologies are considered the most likely keys to fulfilling the goals of the Semantic Web project. (1) Web ontology language (OWL), will help search engines discern whether two Web sites have the same content even if they are described using different terminology or metalanguage.
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(2)The DARPA agent markup language (DAML) will enable search engines to go beyond Boolean searches and use natural language instead. (3)The resource description framework (RDF) will help integrate and aggregate applications to make the Web more like a library catalog. Today the Semantic Web is more of a vision than a reality.
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This kind of technology has commercial applications today, as companies are trying to provide users with business intelligence over the Web. Although cautious about the promise of the Semantic
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2011 for the course EEL 3531 taught by Professor Llewelyn during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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