Semantic Web Technologies: Trends and Research in Ontology-based Systems

Semantic Web Technologies: Trends and Research in Ontology-based Systems

Editor(s): John Davies, Rudi Studer, Paul Warren

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470025963

Online ISBN: 9780470030332

DOI: 10.1002/047003033X

About this Book

The Semantic Web combines the descriptive languages RDF (Resource Description Framework) and OWL (Web Ontology Language), with the data-centric, customizable XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) to provide descriptions of the content of Web documents. These machine-interpretable descriptions allow more intelligent software systems to be written, automating the analysis and exploitation of web-based information.

Software agents will be able to create automatically new services from already published services, with potentially huge implications for models of e-Business.

Semantic Web Technologies provides a comprehensive overview of key semantic knowledge technologies and research.   The authors explain (semi-)automatic ontology generation and metadata extraction in depth, along with ontology management and mediation. Further chapters examine how Semantic Web technology is being applied in knowledge management ("Semantic Information Access") and in the next generation of Web services.

Semantic Web Technologies:

  • Provides a comprehensive exposition of the state-of-the art in Semantic Web research and key technologies.
  • Explains the use of ontologies and metadata to achieve machine-interpretability.
  • Describes methods for ontology learning and metadata generation.
  • Discusses ontology management and evolution, covering ontology change detection and propagation, ontology dependency and mediation.
  • Illustrates the theoretical concepts with three case studies on industrial applications in digital libraries, the legal sector and the telecommunication industry.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate students, academic and industrial researchers in the field will all find Semantic Web Technologies an essential guide to the technologies of the Semantic Web.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–8)

      Paul Warren, Rudi Studer and John Davies

    3. Chapter 3

      Semantic Annotation and Human Language Technology (pages 29–50)

      Kalina Bontcheva, Hamish Cunningham, Atanas Kiryakov and Valentin Tablan

    4. Chapter 4

      Ontology Evolution (pages 51–70)

      Stephan Bloehdorn, Peter Haase, York Sure and Johanna Voelker

    5. Chapter 6

      Ontology Mediation, Merging, and Aligning (pages 95–113)

      Jos de Bruijn, Marc Ehrig, Cristina Feier, Francisco Martíns-Recuerda, François Scharffe and Moritz Weiten

    6. Chapter 8

      Semantic Information Access (pages 139–169)

      Kalina Bontcheva, John Davies, Alistair Duke, Tim Glover, Nick Kings and Ian Thurlow

    7. Chapter 10

      Semantic Web Services – Approaches and Perspectives (pages 191–236)

      Dumitru Roman, Jos de Bruijn, Adrian Mocan, Ioan Toma, Holger Lausen, Jacek Kopecky, Christoph Bussler, Dieter Fensel, John Domingue, Stefania Galizia and Liliana Cabral

    8. Chapter 12

      Semantic Web: A Legal Case Study (pages 259–280)

      Pompeu Casanovas, Núria Casellas, Joan-Josep Vallbé, Marta Poblet, V. Richard Benjamins, Mercedes Blázquez, Raúl Peña and Jesús Contreras

    9. Chapter 14

      Conclusion and Outlook (pages 301–308)

      John Davies, Rudi Studer and Paul Warren

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