Semantic technology is weaving its way through every part of our lives. It assists in creating dynamic and comprehensive search results by using natural language processing to determine the meaning and context, not just the words in a search field. Now Google is taking semantic search into the social media world. The social activity adds another level of context on the premise that the most desirable product is the one that is usually talked about the most. Social Media Today brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “How “Social” and “Semantic” Go Hand-In-Hand.”

Article authors often say things like “when the semantic web gets here…” or “once the semantic web is live…”  Much like the prevalence of social media, there will not be one day when it all happens. Semantic web and social search happens every day and grows every day. It is all around us.

Melody K. Smith

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