Semantic Web explained
AJR has a nice explainer on the meaning of the Semantic Web. Key definition:
It uses smart programs to tag and link to information across mediums, providing context and depth to stories without much human intervention.
We are working, as are many news.coms, to plug in an automated Semantic engine that will parse our content, label it by topic, and place it in a heirarchy, like a virtual card catalogue. Believe me, this is 'gotta do' stuff. My recent PowerPoint presentation on the subject of data strategy is here. Starting at slide 17 I try to explain how the Semantic Web will unlock our articles and make them more valuable.