Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 6)
<p>By associating meaning with content, the Semantic Web will facilitate search, interoperability, and the composition of complex applications. A recent Scientific American article described the Semantic Web as "an extension of the current Web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation." Not long ago, researchers at a Stanford University symposium predicted that this second phase of the Web would be as revolutionary as the Web itself.</p>
A. Sheth, C. Bertram, D. Avant, B. Hammond, K. Kochut and Y. Warke, "Managing Semantic Content for the Web," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 6, no. , pp. 80-87, 2002.