Web 2.0 Arrives and Shadows of Web 3.0 Appear on the Horizon

Published: May 2007, Trends Magazine

The goal of Web 3.0, or the Semantic Web, is to develop machines that will understand all of the content on the Internet, sift through what is relevant and what is not, and provide the most useful information to users.

According to ITadviser,Web 3.0 aims to build on today’s Internet by giving applications the ability to determine what a piece of information means, as well as how it fits with other pieces of information. The Semantic Web will be woven from ontologies.

According to MIT’s Technology Review, an ontology is like a dictionary or thesaurus that can translate between the different ways of describing the same type of data.