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Semantic Web

Explaining Google's Knowledge Graph

A discussion via Google Hangout on Air about Google's Knowledge Graph, part of Social Media Week: DC.


Google unveiled its Knowledge Graph last year as a way to connect concepts across the internet– its own contribution to the “linked data” movement championed by World Wide Web architect Sir Tim Berners Lee.


While the Knowledge Graph will continue to improve the search experience for users, little is known at this early stage about its effect on search optimization; while its use by Google TV and YouTube will have a profound effect on the discoverability of internet video.

Why Nonprofits Should Care about Linked Data and the Semantic Web

by Kristen Milhollin

The meaning and implications of the semantic web have not been understood by many people outside of a very small cluster who have embraced it since World Wide Web Founder Tim Berners-Lee announced at TED in 2009  his idea that it would be useful if the internet did more than hold unrelated documents - if it instead began to hold more data, and link related data together in a logical framework. SpaceforGood takes a look at what Linked Data can do, and what nonprofits can do with it.