Benjamins, R. and Contreras, Jesús and Corcho, Oscar and Gómez-Pérez, A.
The six challenges of the Semantic Web.
In: "Eighth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR2002", 22/04/2002 - 25/04/2002, Toulouse, Francia. ISBN 9781558608474.
The Semantic Web has attracted a diverse, but significant, community of researchers, institutes and companies, all sharing the belief that one day the Semantic Web will have as big an impact on life as currently the WWW/Internet has. We share that vision, based on the ever-increasing need to reduce information overload, and to increase task delegation to software agents. However, there is still a long way to go before the Semantic Web dream comes true. In this paper, we identify some of the major challenges the community faces in the coming years, and we outline solution directions. The major challenges concern: (i) the availability of content, (ii) ontology availability, development and evolution, (iii) scalability, (iv) multilinguality, (v) visualization to reduce information overload, and (vi) stability of Semantic Web languages. We will also say some words on the economic impact of the Semantic Web.