Basics of Semantic Web

Pillars of Semantic Web

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The Semantic Web is 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.

Based on the metadata, intelligent applications such as semantic portals can be created. Metadata creation includes two major parts. First, the ‘Ontologies’ and vocabularies used as the basis in metadata descriptions are defined. Second, the web resources are annotated with metadata conforming to the definitions. Read the rest of this entry »