An extension of the current Web
that provides an easier way to find, share, reuse and combine information. It is based on machine-readable information and builds on XML
technology's capability to define customized tagging schemes and RDF
's (Resource Description Framework
) flexible approach to representing data
. The Semantic Web provides common formats for the interchange of data (where on the Web there is only an interchange of documents). It also provides a common language
for recording how data relates to real world objects, allowing a person or a machine to start off in one database
, and then move through an unending set of databases which are connected not by wires but by being about the same thing.
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