Swoogle: A Search Engine for Semantic Web

Search Engine

We use search engines all the time in our day to day life. Some people use them to search for stuff while others use them to check their internet connection. 😅

Search engine process

Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is an extension of the World Wide Web with the goal of making the internet machine-readable. When metadata is included along with the data as semantics, machines are able to make meaningful interpretations similar to the way humans process information to achieve their goals. These semantics are encoded with the data using technologies like Resource Definition Framework(RDF) and Web Ontology Language(OWL).

Current Web vs Semantic Web


So what all this have got to do with Swoogle? Well, you can think of Swoogle as the Google of the Semantic Web. It was a search engine that discovered, analyzed, and indexed knowledge encoded in semantic web documents published on the Web.



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