From the website...
The definitive non-technical intro : http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=00048144-10D2-1C70-84A9809EC588EF21
OK. So the idea of the semantic web starts where I write scripts that grab weather information from the National Weather Service (my first use of LWP), goes through things like DaveWiner's XmlRpc and beyond. OK. I searched through TimBernersLee's book, WeavingTheWeb, trying to find a good definition of the SemanticWeb. I should've checked the W3C website instead. Silly rabbit. --DaveJacoby
I spend most of my time working on the SemanticWeb, so eventually I got around to creating a resource, i.e. an anthology of the best SW sites: http://infomesh.net/swr/ There are a fair few introductions to the SW, but being a SWAG WG member, I'd have to favour the SWAG one (he, he) http://purl.org/swag/WhatIsSW -- SeanPalmer
Here's a good article comparing and contrasting [Topic Maps, RDF, OIL, and DAML]. I read about halfway through.