(Semantic) Web: it's all about (hyper)linking

image of timbl original web proposal

Information Management: A Proposal, Tim Berners-Lee, CERN, March 1989, May 1990, http://www.w3.org/History/1989/proposal.html

The Web was proposed as a tool for representing relationships amongst named objects, drawing together knowledge from scattered systems into a common framework. The Semantic Web initiative seeks to evolve the current Web into a system that fulfills this original promise. Schemas and ontologies simply define types of resource and types of inter-relationship (wrotes, describes, refersTo...)