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Linked Data: Structured data on the Web by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas

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Chapter 11. The evolving Web

This chapter covers

  • Linked Data and the evolving Web—current state
  • Linked Data and the evolving Web—future directions

In our closing chapter, we’ll survey the current state of the Semantic Web and the role of Linked Data. We’ll identify interesting applications of Linked Data. We’ll attempt to predict the direction the Semantic Web and Linked Data will take and look at some emerging applications.

11.1. The relationship between Linked Data and the Semantic Web

Many people assume that the evolving Web of Data is synonymous with the Semantic Web. That’s a bit misleading. The original World Wide Web as envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee had semantic hyperlinks. In other words, each hyperlink had meaning. One hyperlink ...

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