[…] big data’s going to give the semantic web the massive amounts of metadata it needs to really get traction.
Conventionally, semantic web systems generate metadata and identified entities explicitly, ie. by hand or as the output of database values. But as anybody who’s tried to get users to do it will tell you, generating metadata is hard. This is part of why the full semantic web dream isn’t yet realized. Analytical approaches take a different approach: surfacing and classifying the metadata from analysis of the actual content and data itself.
A great vision. At least two things are true about it:
- semantic web has not peaked
- big data hides useful information
But we’ll see how many will realize the junction of the two.
Original title and link: Big Data and the Semantic Web ( ©myNoSQL)
Edd Dumbill (O’Reilly):
My answer in brief is: big data’s going to give the semantic web the massive amounts of metadata it needs to really get traction.
There are others that think this will work the other way, the web providing the metadata.
I think those working with Big Data should use the semantic web principles and improve them where is needed. With this knowledge and connecting BigData with the web both will improve over time and the results we’ll get back will become better.
Original title and link: Big Data and the Semantic Web (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)