Introduction to the Semantic Web


Towards the Semantic Web

A Brief History of Connecting Information

As a prequel to explaining what exactly the Semantic Web is, this short video discusses the history of connecting information, from citations in documents to hyperlinks in the traditional World Wide Web to large-scale linking of data across databases, files and content within documents, and what is meant by Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.

You will learn how the Semantic Web builds on the Internet infrastructure and the existing Web protocols. The idea is to connect and contextualize data to enable unprecedented automation, insights and improved decision making. The Semantic Web standards, now mature and robust, provide the means necessary to implement data-centric applications to power the next generation data architecture.

The contemporary construct of Data Fabric represents the current step in the process of achieving the Semantic Web vision at the enterprise scope. The Data Fabric built on knowledge graph technology provides the most effective solution. The knowledge graph should be built using the W3C Semantic Web standards. This approach provides a path forward to realizing the larger vision. As enterprises adopt the Semantic Web approach, they will connect and form communities and ecosystems. Similar to the Web of documents, the Semantic Web will grow and form gradually and become the new normal.

As you watch the video, think about how you can adopt Semantic Web technologies in your applications and organizations to help achieve the grand vision.