Abstract : ABSTRACT. We question the future of writings confronted to the actual changes in documentary times and spaces, and communities in a production process, constantly renewed and opened, and this in a digital context. We'll choose the question of the semantic Web as a guideline. The aim is to put intellectual and cognitive technologies into perspective, being implemented or at a stage of emergence, in the production and spreading ways of knowledge and learning. These technologies have an influence on the associative and analogical capacities of intelligence, according to various and changeable scales. Transversal approaches, cartographic practices, (not only linguistic) semiotic and semantic data processing will be at the centre of our thinking.