Literally, semantics is the study of the meaning. It extracts meanings from phrases, words, sentences, symbols and other modes of information and communication methods through the underlying relationships with the components within.Â
The evolution of the Semantic Web technology has re-introduced semantics to Information technology. Semantics now has become important component in managing huge and diverse datasets. The logical expression of meaning brings in machines to assist humans in Information management. The abstraction of the real world can be defined through such logical expressions expressed in a model. Such semantic models are foundations to the Semantic Web applications.
The semantic model defines knowledge behind it. Knowledge has traditionally been used in achieving higher degree of data interoperability. Besides data interoperability, other potential we at i3Mainz see is its underlying capabilities to infer knowledge to discover new knowledge. We have successfully implemented semantic technology in our research activities.Â