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The Semantic Web Revisited

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3 Author(s)
N. Shadbolt ; University of Southampton ; T. Berners-Lee ; W. Hall

The article included many scenarios in which intelligent agents and bots undertook tasks on behalf of their human or corporate owners. Of course, shopbots and auction bots abound on the Web, but these are essentially handcrafted for particular tasks: they have little ability to interact with heterogeneous data and information types. Because we haven't yet delivered large-scale, agent-based mediation, some commentators argue that the semantic Web has failed to deliver. We argue that agents can only flourish when standards are well established and that the Web standards for expressing shared meaning have progressed steadily over the past five years

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IEEE Intelligent Systems  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 3 )