Science and the Semantic Web

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Science  24 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5606, pp. 520-521
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078874

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As modern science grows in complexity and scope, the need for more collaboration between scientists at different institutions, in different areas, and across scientific disciplines becomes increasingly important. An emerging generation of World Wide Web technology, known as the Semantic Web, offers tremendous potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary science. However, to realize this potential, scientists and information technologists must forge new models of cooperation, and new thinking must go into the funding and dissemination of this next generation of scientific tools on the Web.