The Semantic Web is an evolving development of the World Wide Web in which the meaning (semantics) of information and services on the web is defined, making it possible for the web to "understand" and satisfy the requests of people and machines to use the web content.

This refers to the idea of a web capable of gleaning the subject matter of web pages without relying on keyword phrases within the content. In essence, it is the process of teach a computer to 'read' the page. Read more about the Semantic Web.

(An initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium). In the Knowledge Age, networked information will develop from both the syntax and the semantics of e-knowledge. Computer applications will be able to handle meaning and context from metadata (data used to describe the content of knowledge objects).

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners.

(web 3.0) A web where machines can read sites as easily as humans read them.