Years of big promises and hyperbole. Multiple definitions for most important terms. Revolutionary “semantic” applications that turn out to be nothing more than yet another implementation of social bookmarking. NLP people hijacking the term “semantic web” and acting like they are too good to be even remotely associated with anything as primitive as linked data. Performing text matching and calling it “artificial intelligence”. These are just some aspects of the horribly confusing state that what we call “The Semantic Web” is in right now; and has been for years.
Confused? Yes, many of us are. So here are two excellent articles that might clear things up a bit for you: