Until recently, the Semantic Web was little more than a name for the next generation Web infrastructure as envisioned by its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee. Now, with the introduction of XML and RDF, and new developments such as RDF Schema and DAML+OIL, the Semantic Web is rapidly taking shape. In this paper, we first give an overview of the state-of-the-art in Semantic Web technology, the key relationships with traditional hypermedia research, and a comprehensive reference list to various sets of literature (Hypertext, Web and Semantic Web). The core of the paper presents a research agenda by describing the open research issues in the development of the Semantic Web from the perspective of hypermedia research.

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van Ossenbruggen, J.R, Hardman, L, & Rutledge, L. (2001). Hypermedia and the semantic web: a research agenda. Information Systems [INS]. CWI.