The semantic web is being used for many types of organizations and for many applications. In the retail world, it is being developed to optimize the process. By creating ontologies that serve as a reference for the data found on the internet, semantic technology can create comprehensive evaluations for customers and business owners.

This interesting topic was inspired by the article in The Globe and the Mail titled, “Semantic Web offers challenges and opportunity.” The ontology is needed to ensure that the machine-assisted or fully automated indexing is comprehensive, regardless of what you are indexing. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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