The man who invented the World Wide Web and wrote both the first browser and the first server is working on phase two. Tim Berners-Lee wants to see a “Semantic Web” that is capable of something akin to thought, able to solve problems. The key to this change is making the Web more searchable by designing databases to cooperate with smarter search engines and one another.
Berners-Lee heads leads a Web consortium putting together the pieces of the Semantic Web. One project involves tagging information with hidden codes, using extensible markup language or XML. Other components include vocabulary, logic and validation. Berners-Lee is also working on a browser with improved editing abilities so users can interact more efficiently with information they encounter.