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 (RDF).W3C Semantic Web Activity
Along with specifications defining specific technologies designed for integration under the umbrella, Semantic Web, and specifications extending those for relation with other technologies, the following documents may prove to be useful for providing conceptual overviews about these technologies and the concepts that these technologies would aim to implement.
- Linked Data - an overview from the W3C
- A Semantic Web Primer for Object-Oriented Software Developers (W3C)