The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

The semantic web: an introduction for information professionals

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2012), 30, (1), 38–43.

Abstract

The ‘semantic web’ is a term that has been in common use for a decade. This article examines what the semantic web means for information professionals and provides an overview of some of the core technologies, such as RDF. It then explores the network of linked data that has arisen from using these technologies, before concluding with three suggestions for information professionals wanting to explore and exploit the semantic web for their own work.

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Moore, Matt