The Semantic Web is a communications model for unifying databases across the Web. The term was coined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (he invented the World Wide Web!). Basically, it’s a system for describing facts in a uniform, standard way which computer programs can predict and understand (so to speak).
“If HTML and the Web made all the online documents look like one huge book, RDF, schema, and inference languages will make all the data in the world look like one huge database.”
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999
The technologies which make up the Semantic Web are at the heart of FactMint and we believe they have a huge role to play in the future of information technology.