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With all the excitement around Deep Learning and Blockchain it is easy to miss the outlook for other “enabling technologies”, especially those ignored or forgotten by industry for being too academic or niche. Gartner recently published its Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2018, and just days ago Tim Berners-Lee announced his world-dominating plan for decentralizing the web.

It may not be immediately obvious but both those stories have one thing in common: the Semantic Web.

Both knowledge graphs (from Gartner’s report) and RDF (from said world-domination plan’s Solid project) are integral to the Semantic Web vision and technology stack. This…

Rashif Ray Rahman

Practitioner of the digital sciences.

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