Use meta-data (data about data) as semantic annotations
Use ontologies to describe knowledge needed to understand collections of Web information. The semantic annotations are linked to such ontologies
Use logic-based techniques to process and query collections of meta-data and ontologies
In the current Semantic Web work, two main goals can be distinguished.
Interpretation 1: The Semantic Web as the Web of Data
In the first interpretation, the main aim of the Semantic Web is to enable the integration of structured and semi-structured data sources over the Web. The main recipe is to expose data-sets on the Web enriched with semantic annotations, to use ontologies to express the intended semantics of these data-sets, in order to enable the integration and unexpected re-use of these data.
A typical use case for...