Semantics. Complexity? What Complexity?

January 19, 2011

We’ve been trying to figure out a decent way to present all the various aspects of web semantics to our readers, so they would see how they all fit together. Some More Individual relieved the pressure from our shoulders with this lovely visualization of “The Common, Layered Semantic Web Technology Stack.” While it may resemble a Rubik’s Cube, each colored bar in the graphic represents a significant part of web semantics. It does appear complex and a comment by the designer Benjamin Nowack explains how he felt about his work:

“At least the concepts can be separated from specific technologies and the application layer has a different angle than before (which I personally think makes more sense).”

One can see how each part of Web semantics is inter-related and builds upon the other. The write-up also includes explanations for each part of the graphic to help one understand each bit’s purpose. If you still find web semantics complicated after reading the article, perhaps building a 3-D model out of Legos or Lincoln logs will help.

Whitney Grace, January 19, 2011



2 Responses to “Semantics. Complexity? What Complexity?”

  1. bruce wayne on January 19th, 2011 4:23 am

    …..The graphic only shows why the complex techo mess of gibberish standards that have been labeled the “Semantic Web” will at best crawl slowly to any uptake by non technical consumers….

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