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Hearing on Digital Future of the United States: Part 1 — World Wide Web

Testimony of Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, CSAIL Decentralized Information Group Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet – Hearing on the “Digital Future of the United States: Part I — The Future of the World Wide Web”, March 1, 2007:

  • “Digital information about nearly every aspect of our lives is being created at an astonishing rate. Locked within all of this data is the key to knowledge about how to cure diseases, create business value, and govern our world more effectively. The good news is that a number of technical innovations (RDF which is to data what HTML is to documents, and the Web Ontology Language (OWL) which allows us to express how data sources connect together) along with more openness in information sharing practices are moving the World Wide Web toward what we call the Semantic Web. Progress toward better data integration will happen through use of the key piece of technology that made the World Wide Web so successful: the link.”
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