or se·man·tic web or Se·man·tic Web
an extension of the World Wide Web in which data is structured and XML-tagged on the basis of its meaning or content, so that computers can process and integrate the information without human intervention: the semantic Web acting as a global database or huge brain.
The Deep Web vs. The Dark WebDeep web and dark web are so technical in nature that we came across a lot of confusion as to what they actually mean in our research. More tech-savvy publications generally have a disclaimer when discussing the dark web, pleading with their readers that this is not to be confused with the deep web, which is related, but not at all the same thing. So, what exactly are the dark web and the deep web, and why are technology reporters so wary when using either term?
Around the Web: Privacy, Furloughs, and CrosswordsOn Tuesday we announced that privacy is the Dictionary.com 2013 Word of the Year. Here’s our reasoning (and our infographic too). We also unveiled the misspelling of the year. Friend of Dictionary.com Tyler Schnoebelen explains. Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. We shook off an old post about the inventor of the crossword puzzle and the pitfalls of crosswordese, as well as our interview with …
Origin of semantic Web
1995–2000; 1960–65 for earlier sense “network of meanings”
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a proposed development of the World Wide Web in which computers can interpret and act on natural language
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