The Semantic Web, Coming to You Soon!
Posted by repplinger
I ran across this interesting bit of info just the other day. Google recently purchased Metaweb, a San Francisco-based semantic search company, because it “contains information on more than 12 million web ‘entities,’ from people to scientific theories.”
In other words, Google just bought a bunch of metadata. Metadata is basically descriptive information about something, such as the color of someone’s hair, their height, weight, etc. This purchase may signal that Google will soon add extra value to individual Internet resources and web sites. Ultimately, this means that your search results may become more accurate and relevant, and if Google steps up to the semantic web plate, will other search engines like BING do the same.
Here is a link for further reading at New Scientist.com which explains the details and what I could mean to you in the future.