How Easy Is It to Surf the Semantic Web?

Jungmin Lee, Changu Kang, Jisun Chae, Hyeonmin Park, Seongbin Park

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In this paper, we report our ongoing project about the issue of the navigability of the Semantic Web which refers to whether users can find desired information while they surf the Semantic Web. To this end, we model the Semantic Web as a space that is a sequence of words over which hyperlinks are added so that relevant words can be connected by hyperlinks according to an ontology. Users can follow hyperlinks in order to find a pattern which is a sequence of words. In order to show the navigability of the Semantic Web compared to the World Wide Web (WWW), we define a space for the WWW similarly and calculate the maximum number of steps taken to find a pattern in both spaces. It turns out that it takes fewer number of steps to find a pattern in the space for the Semantic Web than in the space for the WWW.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontier Computing - Theory, Technologies and Applications FC 2018
EditorsJason C. Hung, Neil Y. Yen, Lin Hui
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789811336478
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event6th International Conference on Frontier Computing, FC 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2018 Jul 32018 Jul 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference6th International Conference on Frontier Computing, FC 2018
CityKuala Lumpur

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. This research was supported by the Korean MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), under the National Program for Excellence in SW (2015-0-00936) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information and communications Technology Promotion).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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