Web intelligence is the application of Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology on the Web in order to create next-generation of Services and Frameworks based on the Internet. It covers Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Semantic Web and Web Data Warehouse as well as Adaptive Web Sites (3. Web Generations).
The Semantic Web is an extension of the current Web in which information is given well-defined meaning (in form of Semantic Annotation), better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.
By that it is meant that he meaning of the information (Semantics) is made explicit by formal (structured) and standardized knowledge Representations (Ontologies),
Thus it will be possible:
- to process the meaning of information automatically
- to relate and integrate heterogeneous data
- to deduce implicit (not evident) information from existing (evident) information in an automated way
The Semantic Web is kind of a
global Database that contains a
universal network of semantic propositions