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A Trilogy of Webs for Machines

AuthorAlexander Korth, Benjamin Hirsch, Till Plumbaum
SourceLinked Data in the Future Internet at the Future Internet Assembly; 2010 
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In the coming years we will see a revolution of machine knowledge and abilities which will emerge from diff erent activities and trends in three distinct areas connected to the internet: the emerging Web of Data and Web of Services, as well as the Web of Identities, which we define in this paper. These areas are about making accessible, connectable and processable semantic knowledge about data, functions and individuals, respectively. We outline current activities and trends and point out the impact enabled by each of them. After identifying visionary scenarios exploiting the blended knowledge of these activities, we highlight the impact of the webs on the future of the internet.