Semantic Search – Fact and Fiction – Contentation Re-considered.
The Tectonic of the Web Evolution Plates
At first glance the semantic world looks like being quite simple: After the Web 2.0 which was all about harnessing collective intelligence (social media, social networks,…), the next step in the Web evolution should be the Web 3.0 and the apogee of a semantic world of things.
However even if this vision is already 10+ years old it will still probably require another 10 years in order to let the dream become true. So some “gurus” are already suggesting an intermediate minor “web release”: the “Web Squared” to help transition to this new intelligent internet era.
Meanwhile we are also hearing more and more discussions about how to best apply the results of the Web 2.0 era into the search industry. New trends such associal search helps determine the relevance of search results by considering the interactions or contributions of users andreal-time search offers new capabilities in order to find information as it isproduced.
Finally users behaviours are also changing. Classical “search input forms” and other “advanced search forms” are now challenged by new mobile devices, mashups and other types of social networks. Search behaviours will then also need to be adjusted accordingly and to find new ways to ease ubiquitous and instant access to information.
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