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Term or phrase Semantic Web
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage What is the Semantic Web? The term has been used, arguably to the point of breaking, to refer to at least four mostly-unrelated things: technologies like RDF and SPARQL; publishing data online in any sort of structured way; computers trying to read and understand text on the web (which can include analysis of both facts and opinion); and computers trying to understand and answer natural-language questions.
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Was the source of the description in print? If so, insert the source here. Koren, Yaron, Working with MediaWiki, [rev. ed.] (n.p.: WikiWorks Press, 2014), 177
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Related terms and phrases Resource Description Framework, RDF, Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language, SPARQL, data, text, natural language, semantic, web, term, break, refer to, unrelated, technology, publish, online, structure, computer, read, understand, analysis, fact, opinion, answer, question
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage [T]he purpose of the Semantic Web is rather to enable machines to access more information that hitherto required human time and attention to be used. While this is a reasonable goal from a practical viewpoint, it also means that "Semantic Web" does not refer to a concrete extension of the World Wide Web, but rather to an ideal toward which the Web evolves over time.
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Was the source of the description in print? If so, insert the source here. Hitzler, Pascal, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010), 12
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Definition The Web of data with meaning in the sense that a computer program can learn enough about what the data means to process it.
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Source of definition in print Berners-Lee, Tim, and Mark Fischetti, Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor (New York: HarperCollins, 1999), 217
Significant terms and phrases computer program, program, data, process
Definition The Semantic Web is a Web of Data — of dates and titles and part numbers and chemical properties and any other data one might conceive of. The collection of Semantic Web technologies (RDF, OWL, SKOS, SPARQL, etc.) provides an environment where application can query that data, draw inferences using vocabularies, etc.
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Source of definition online "Linked Data," World Wide Web Consortium, 2015, accessed October 20, 2015, http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data (links omitted)
Significant terms and phrases web, data, date, title, collection, technology, environment, application, query, draw, inference, vocabulary, Web of Data, Semantic Web technologies, Resource Description Framework, RDF, Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language, SPARQL, Web Ontology Language, OWL, Simple Knowledge Organization System, SKOS
Translation equivalent web semântica
Language Portuguese
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Sources of information in print W3C Escritório Brasil and Laboratório Brasileiro de Cultura Digital, Manual dos dados abertos: Desenvolvedores (São Paulo: Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil, 2011), 134-35
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Has definitionThe Web of data with meaning in the sense that a computer program can learn enough about what the data means to process it. and The Semantic Web is a Web of Data — of datThe Semantic Web is a Web of Data — of dates and titles and part numbers and chemical properties and any other data one might conceive of. The collection of Semantic Web technologies (RDF, OWL, SKOS, SPARQL, etc.) provides an environment where application can query that data, draw inferences using vocabularies, etc., draw inferences using vocabularies, etc.
Has description of origin, manner, or change of usageWhat is the Semantic Web? The term has beeWhat is the Semantic Web? The term has been used, arguably to the point of breaking, to refer to at least four mostly-unrelated things: technologies like RDF and SPARQL; publishing data online in any sort of structured way; computers trying to read and understand text on the web (which can include analysis of both facts and opinion); and computers trying to understand and answer natural-language questions.and and answer natural-language questions. and [T]he purpose of the Semantic Web is rathe[T]he purpose of the Semantic Web is rather to enable machines to access more information that hitherto required human time and attention to be used. While this is a reasonable goal from a practical viewpoint, it also means that "Semantic Web" does not refer to a concrete extension of the World Wide Web, but rather to an ideal toward which the Web evolves over time.al toward which the Web evolves over time.
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Has source of information in printKoren, Yaron, Working with MediaWiki, [rev. ed.] (n.p.: WikiWorks Press, 2014), 177 +, Hitzler, Pascal, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2010), 12 +, Berners-Lee, Tim, and Mark Fischetti, Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor (New York: HarperCollins, 1999), 217 + and W3C Escritório Brasil and Laboratório Brasileiro de Cultura Digital, Manual dos dados abertos: Desenvolvedores (São Paulo: Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil, 2011), 134-35 +
Has source of information online"Linked Data," World Wide Web Consortium, 2015, accessed October 20, 2015, http://www.w3.org/standards/semanticweb/data (links omitted) +
Has translation equivalentweb semântica +
Has translation languagePortuguese +
Is term or phraseSemantic Web +