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Semantic Web and Ontologies

  • Serge LinckelsAffiliated withHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI) Email author 
  • , Christoph MeinelAffiliated withHasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH

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The Semantic Web is an evolving extension of the World Wide Web in which Web content can be expressed not only in natural language, but also in a form that can be read and “understood” by software agents, thus permitting them to find, share, and integrate information more easily. It derives from Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the Web as a universal medium for data, information, and knowledge exchange.