What is the Web?

The Challenge of Building the Semantic Web

The Semantic Web is often described as an extension of the current Web. The idea of what extending the Web should look like can be seen in Linked Data. In order to better understand the importance of Linked Data, one has to understand the context in which it emerged, i.e. the problem it has been [...]


What the Web looks like

How do you imagine the Web (or do you at all)? I imagine it like this: First, let’s imagine a small website. The website typically has a hierarchical structure, i.e. a tree: Here, the circles are web pages – the big one is a homepage, smaller circles are the next level of hierarchy and so [...]


Two types of links on the Web

In the last post I discussed the hierarchical aspect of the Web, suggesting that there are two types of links on the Web: tree links and graph links. Tree links The Web consists of web sites, which typically have a tree structure, i.e. one that involves parent-child links between the various levels of the hierarchy. [...]


The Web is just a bunch of trees plus shortcuts

The “Graph thinking” is one of the biggest conceptual problems when it comes to learning and understanding Linked Data and the RDF model, according to Rob Styles. Here, the term “graph thinking” refers to the ability to think about data as a graph, a web, a network. People, although understand the concept of a graph, [...]