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IEEE Internet Computing, May/June 2009, pp. 7–11

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Reaping Deep Web Rewards Is a Matter of Semantics

by Greg Goth

Case-sensitive passwords are common on the Internet. And now, perhaps, the global community of Internet developers might have to prepare for a case-sensitive semantic Web.

The lowercase s semantic Web that might offer users a far richer Internet experience differs dramatically from the Semantic Web—a specific framework defined by the W3C—that has hovered tantalizingly just out of mass reach for almost a decade. Researchers are exploring several different approaches to providing an alternate semantic experience, from domain-specific academic research engines to commercial offerings from established companies such as Google and startups such as Kosmix.

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