Even though the definition of the semantic web may still up for debate, many of us use it or its close cousin on a daily basis. They are not advertised as semantic, but services such as Apple’s Siri and Google’s new Knowledge Graph all use semantics to drive their technology.

The Globe and Mail brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Developing user-friendly tools to create Semantic Web content.” The semantic web aims to add value and utility to online information by structuring data in a way that both computers and humans can understand. So what if you want to create semantic web content? It can be a daunting process and requires a bath in the acronym soup, i.e. OWL, RDF, SPARQL, etc. Their article addresses some of the challenges and offers a few solutions. Check it out.

Melody K. Smith

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