In contrast to Web 2.0, which is understood as being based on users’ participation, Web 3.0 will be based on users’ cooperation (Fuchs et al., 2010; Harris, 2008; Tasner, 2010; Watson, 2009). The concept of Web 3.0, as it is imagined by business models and Web developers, is often associated with the idea of the Semantic Web. Simply put, the Semantic Web is all about data integration (Miller, 2008). The Semantic Web converts „display only” data to meaningful information by using metadata (Ohler, 2008a). The characteristics of Web 3.0: intelligence; personalization; interoperability; virtualization. In the simplest terms, we can define Semantic Web as a relationship between things, described in a manner which makes people and machines able to understand. We may say, Traditional World Wide Web = Web of Documents with Limited Interoperability, Semantic Web = Web of Integrated, Linked meaningful Data.
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