The semantic web is a family of web technologies that allow users to tag and retrieve resources (such as images, videos, and texts) in complex ways. Could theatre and performance research become more “international” if performance data (i.e., academic articles and multimedia corpora) could be freely accessed and combined by anyone with an internet connection? Open access policies and semantic web technologies could allow any resource to be tagged and linked together from a multiplicity of perspectives, requiring complex institutional changes that are probably neither feasible nor desirable.

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