Semantic Web Principles
- To encompass the universe of network-accessible
information, the Semantic Web must provide a way of exposing
information from different systems. When looking at a
possible formulation of a universal Web of semantic
assertions, the principle of minimalist design requires that
it be based on a common model of great generality.
Application or community specific systems may use a variety
of internal data models so this implies a requirement for
some generic concept of data at a low level that is in common
between each system. Only when the common model is general
can any prospective commuity specific application be mapped
onto the model.