An Intensional Perspective on the Semantic and Pragmatic Web



In recent years there have been increasing interests towards the Pragmatic Web as an extension of the Semantic Web. Since the preliminary sketches and initial ideas in the first years of this decade, attempts at characterizing and defining pragmatic aspects of the web have emerged. Although some amount of scientific research and a number of applications under the name of pragmatic web has appeared, many of the developers and researchers working in the field admit that there isn’t any common agreement of what the pragmatic web should be. In this paper we consider the Pragmatic Web to be the Semantic Web supplied with virtual agents exploiting its content on behalf of human contractors.

Terje Aaberge, Rajendra Akerkar, Harold Boley. In: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2011