'Open the Pod Bay Doors, Please, HAL': Here Comes the Semantic Web

Weaver, Belinda (2003) 'Open the Pod Bay Doors, Please, HAL': Here Comes the Semantic Web. Online Currents, 18 7: 1-7.

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Author Weaver, Belinda
Title 'Open the Pod Bay Doors, Please, HAL': Here Comes the Semantic Web
Journal name Online Currents
Publication date 2003-09-01
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 18
Issue 7
Start page 1
End page 7
Editor Drynan, Elizabeth
Subject 280103 Information Storage, Retrieval and Management
280104 Computer-Human Interaction
280107 Global Information Systems
Abstract Different kinds of knowledge management systems have been adopted by institutions in an attempt to tame the tsunami of unrelated facts, hard data, research and stray morsels of knowledge that abound in any moderately-sized organisation. Yet each of these islands of coherence, however effective, is just that - an island - and, as such, cannot provide a generalised way forward to making data usable. The Semantic Web is an attempt to solve this problem. In the context of the project, 'semantic' simply stands for 'machine-processable'. If information can be made comprehensible to machines such as computers, these machines can then do all the hard work of sorting and sifting and weighing up that is currently done (very imperfectly) by humans, and, because they are computers, they can do it more quickly and on an unimaginably huge scale. In addition, they can learn on the job so that they can make an even better fist of it the next time around, and better again the time after that.
Keyword Semantic Web
machine processable information
knowledge management
World Wide Web Consortium
Q-Index Code C3
Additional Notes Reproduced with permission.

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