Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is the representation of data on the World Wide Web. The W3C is currently developing standards for the semantic web built on a foundation of XML, RDF and OWL.

"The Semantic Web is an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation." -- Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, Ora Lassila, The Semantic Web, Scientific American, May 2001.