Web 3.0 is being touted as the phase next to Web 2.0. It is a name coined to describe the future wave of the World Wide Web. Like Web 2.0, the Web 3.0 would describe the changes in internet usage. This includes the upcoming technologies like the use of artificial intelligence. Faster internet connections and more advanced computer graphics are also to be expected.
Web 3.0 is still under development. But the vision for the next generation internet is to develop an intelligent web. And aside from artificial intelligence, it is also looking into data mining and the use of the semantic web, recommendation agents and machine learning.
Web 3.0 or also known as the Semantic Web promises a new way of information organization. The next generation World Wide Web is seen to operate in a more logical way. Compared to Google, which makes use of human comprehension, Web 3.0 also known as Wikipedia 3.0 will operate on machine comprehension.
Again, researchers are still in process of defining the best and the most appropriate design models. For it to work to its potential, it is important that knowledgeable people participate in the development of domain-specific ontologies.
Unlike Google, which works by matching keywords, Wikipedia 3.0 will work by translating concepts and inferring new information. When one uses Google to make searches today, it will come up with results by matching keywords. For example, if one makes a search using “Italian cuisine” as keywords the results will be limited to sites advertised or tagged with the same keywords. Results from the semantic web would, on the other hand, also include sites that were tagged as “pizza joint or pizza parlor.” With such a more intelligent semantic web, people are wondering if there would still be place for Google then.