Leveraging cloud computing for the semantic web: review and trends

  • Oluwasegun AdedugbeEmail author
  • Elhadj Benkhelifa
  • Russell Campion
  • Feras Al-Obeidat
  • Anoud Bani Hani
  • Jayawickrama Uchitha


Semantic and cloud computing technologies have become vital elements for developing and deploying solutions across diverse fields in computing. While they are independent of each other, they can be integrated in diverse ways for developing solutions and this has been significantly explored in recent times. With the migration of web-based data and applications to cloud platforms and the evolution of the web itself from a social, web 2.0 to a semantic, web 3.0 comes as the convergence of both technologies. While several concepts and implementations have been provided regarding interactions between the two technologies from existing research, without an explicit classification of the modes of interaction, it can be quite challenging to articulate the interaction modes; hence, building upon them can be a very daunting task. Hence, this research identifies and describes the modes of interaction between them. Furthermore, a “cloud-driven” interaction mode which focuses on fully maximising cloud computing characteristics and benefits for driving the semantic web is described, providing an approach for evolving the semantic web and delivering automated semantic annotation on a large scale to web applications.


Cloud computing Semantic technologies Semantic web Semantic annotation Cloud driven Semantic cloud 



Funding was provided by Zayed University (Grant No. RIF).

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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and Digital TechnologiesStaffordshire UniversityStoke-on-TrentUK
  2. 2.College of Technological InnovationZayed UniversityDubaiUAE
  3. 3.Faculty of ComputingLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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