Category: standards

‘a step closer’

Toward the Semantic Web

If the current Web is like a giant text file – which you can search for instances of particular words – the Semantic Web would be like a database, where every item of information is categorized, and new queries can combine categories in any imaginable way. You could, for instance, search the Web for a restaurant within a mile of a railway station in a town with a theater that offers vegetarian lasagna and at least one lamb dish. And if you wanted the restaurant’s menu, you could pull up just the menu – not page after page of review sites that happened to use the word “menu.”