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Google and the semantic web

26th July 2002

I’ve long been wondering what kind of research Google are doing with respect to the Semantic Web. August 2009: How Google beat Amazon and Ebay to the Semantic Web (via From the Orient) is a superbly written essay which explains the concepts behind the Semantic Web through a “history” of how Google has become the world’s largest marketplace by the year 2009. Stuart has written his own essay discussing some of the issues raised by the piece, such as security and classification problems.

This is Google and the semantic web by Simon Willison, posted on 26th July 2002.

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