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In addition to the classic “Web of documents” W3C is helping to build a technology stack to support a “Web of data,” the sort of data you find in databases. The ultimate goal of the Web of data is to enable computers to do more useful work and to develop systems that can support trusted interactions over the network. The term “Semantic Web” refers to W3C’s vision of the Web of linked data. Semantic Web technologies enable people to create data stores on the Web, build vocabularies, and write rules for handling data. Linked data are empowered by technologies such as RDF, SPARQL, JSON-LD, OWL, SHACL and SKOS.

The goal of this wiki is to provide a “first stop” for more information on Semantic Web technologies, in particular on Semantic Web Standards published by the W3C. It does not aim to give a complete set on information on Semantic Web related events, conferences, ontologies or community efforts. There are already a number of sites maintained by the community that users can refer to (see some below).

Books, Presentations, FAQ
Usage Examples
Look at what others have done
Main areas of SW
Linked Data, Vocabularies, Queries, Inference, Vertical Applications
Consult the list of available development tools
The Standards


Official publications
W3C SW Publications
Contribute to this Wiki
E.g., add books, information on tools
(ask for a W3C account to edit this wiki)
Participate in Groups, mailing lists…

Other sites of interest

This is certainly not the only wiki or general information site on Semantic Web. Here are some additional ones that might be of interest:

  1. contains references to events, news, personal pages on the community.
  2. the Semantic web “dogfood” site contains the on-line proceedings of a number of Semantic Web related conferences
  3. The OWLED Wiki is for supporting the OWLED Workshop series and task forces
  4. The Ontology Design Pattern Wiki is a Semantic Web portal dedicated to ontology design patterns (ODPs).
  5. Semantic Web Meetups give a list of all the local "meetups" in the Semantic Web area around the globe.