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Web 2.0 Architectures by Duane Nickull, Dion Hinchcliffe, James Governor

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The Semantic Web Grounding Pattern

Also Known As

The Semantic Web Grounding pattern is related to several patterns and concepts discussed in this book:

The Collaborative Tagging and Declarative Living and Tag Gardening patterns, among others

This pattern draws upon several related patterns, including the Collaborative Tagging pattern, the Declarative Living and Tag Gardening pattern, and various other search and retrieval patterns.

Adaptive software

Adaptive software is a term used to describe a pattern that employs the grounding aspect to “understand” semantic declarations.

The Semantic Web

Some consider the overlay of a good semantics mechanism to be the harbinger of the next generation of the Internet, known as either “the Semantic Web” or “Web 3.0.” For the record, we do not like to use the term Web 3.0 and would encourage everyone to stop this convention. Semantic mechanisms are complex to understand, but they are already part of the Web today.

Business Problem (Story)

A government agency archives hundreds of thousands of data sets submitted from various public and private sector organizations. To make the archives useful, a search facility should exist to allow users to search for and retrieve the data sets they require.

Unfortunately, many data sets are likely to match any specific search request, making it hard for the searchers to find the exact data sets they want. A sorting and ranking algorithm can make preliminary search results somewhat more relevant; however, the thousands ...

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