Back in 1999, when Tim Berners-Lee publushed his seminal book Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web, the references to the “The Semantic Web” were mostly to describe the original CERN information management experiment from 1989-1990 which lead to the invention of the World Wide Web. Just as Sir Berners-Lee’s book was being published, Google was hatching out from an academic idea to a company which would take over the world, and would implement many of those brave ideas.

Today, Google purchased Metaweb, a company with a revolutionary idea which will get us a step closer to that original vision of a universal semantic web:

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