Semantic Web

The prevailing vision

Semantic precision, with ambiguity control

... information is given well-defined meaning .... Berners-Lee 2001
An address that is a mailing address can be distinguished from one that is a street address, and both can be distinguished from an address that is a speech. Berners-Lee 2001

Universal audience, all domains

Intelligibility to humans and software agents (machines).

Web technology ... must not discriminate between the scribbled draft and the polished performance, between commercial and academic information, or among cultures, languages, media and so on. Berners-Lee 2001
In the next step, the Semantic Web will break out of the virtual realm and extend into our physical world. Berners-Lee 2001