An extension of the current Web that provides an easier way to find, share, reuse and combine information. It is based on machine-readable information and builds on XML technology’s capability to define customized tagging schemes and RDF’s (Resource Description Framework) flexible approach to representing data. The Semantic Web provides common formats for the interchange of data (where on the Web there is only an interchange of documents). It also provides a common language for recording how data relates to real world objects, allowing a person or a machine to start off in one database, and then move through an unending set of databases which are connected not by wires but by being about the same thing.
- Semantic Web application
A term used to describe Web-based applications that incorporates principles or technologies of the W3C Semantic Web, such as RDF, OWL and other metadata standards.
- Semantically Interlinked Online Communities
See under SIOC.
Short for serializer/deserializer, SerDes is an integrated circuit transceiver used to convert parallel and serial data. SerDes converts data into a serial data stream and then transmits it over a differential media. SerDes reduces the number of data paths and also the number of connecting PINs (or wires) required.
- Serial ATA
Often abbreviated SATA or S-ATA, an evolution of the Parallel ATA physical storage interface. Serial ATA is a serial link — a single cable with a minimum of four wires creates a point-to-point connection between devices. Transfer rates for Serial ATA begin at 150MBps. One of the main design advantages of Serial ATA is that […]
- Serial Storage Architecture
Abbreviated as SSA, Serial Storage Architecture is an open industry-standard interface that provides a high-performance, serial interconnect technology used to connect disk devices and host adapters. SSA serializes the SCSI data set and using loop architecture that requires only two wires: transmit and receive. The SSA interface also supports full-duplex, so it can transmit and […]