Web Semantics vs the Semantic Web?
The Semantic Web programme aims to replace the “Web of Documents” with the “Web of Data”, thus extending the classical programme of knowledge representation. In contrast, a corpus-linguistic inspired Web Semantics situates knowledge within texts and the documents that convey them. Data cannot therefore be abstracted without losing their contextual value and relevance. This leads to a recontextualisation of the notion of “data” and a rethinking of the relationship between data and metadata.