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The Future of the Web Is a Matter of Semantics

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Researchers at Athens Information Technology and the National Technical University of Athens say there are three main issues to overcome before the semantic Web becomes a reality. The researchers cite a lack of simplicity, integration with existing technologies, and adoption by the Web industry as the key factors holding up the proliferation of the semantic Web.

The researchers suggest that Web industry leaders should fully adopt semantic Web technologies, since their adoption could benefit both companies and end users. They say the semantic Web offers the potential to perform tasks automatically based on a user's preference settings, in addition to being able to locate information much more efficiently than an individual searching the Web manually. They also say that ways to automatically add metadata to digital objects are needed to make it possible to publish semantic content without manual intervention.

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