African Journal of
Mathematics and Computer Science Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Math. Comput. Sci. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9731
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMCSR
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 259


Semantic web - The future of the web

Kenekayoro Patrick T.
Department of Mathematics/ Computer Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, P.M.B 071, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 February 2011
  •  Published: 31 March 2011



The web has grown steadily since its inception in 1990. Websites developed today are now tagged as Web 2.0; that is, they are user oriented and allow distributed publishing. Web 2.0 still follows the principle of the early web, a system of interlinked documents without organization. To onus was on the developers to design web applications that allow user interaction. The semantic web is the next generation of the web; its aim is to make the web a system where all data are interconnected thus bringing organization to the web. This paper reviews the technologies of the current web, semantic web and its application areas.               


Key words: Semantic web, OWL, RDF, sparql, web 3.0, ontology, www, web 2.0.