“The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. It is a collaborative effort led by W3C with participation from a large number of researchers and industrial partners. It is based on the Resource Description Framework.” – W3C Semantic Web Activity.
In this section of the site we provide a basic introduction to Chemical Semantics. Please read about the main ideas of the Semantic Web, and its building blocks: Ontologies and the SPARQL query language. Get a feeling for CSX – Common Standard of eXchange that forms a bridge between traditional data representation for Computational Chemistry and the Semantic Web. Finally, read about some interesting applications of the Semantic Web for Chemistry.