The Semantic Web (29 Apr 2004)
Currently computers blunder through the web, unable to comprehend the meanings of the words they drag up from search engines. To help them find meaning in the text, the semantic web will use personalised autonomous 'agents' - simpler and friendlier versions of Agent Smith, the dark villain from the Matrix - scurrying around the internet at your bidding, booking holidays, solving problems and making sure the information it finds is useful, personal and relevant.
Quentin cooper is joined by Wendy Hall professor of Computer sciences at the University of Southampton and Jim Hendler professor of Computer sciences at the University of Maryland to find out how to add meaning to mass of content on the web.
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