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

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

Provides a comprehensive exposition of Semantic Web research and key technologies. This book explains the use of ontologies and metadata to achieve machine-interpretability. It also describes methods for ontology learning and metadata generation, and discusses ontology management... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780470025963
Barcode 9780470025963
Published 21 April 2006 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Davies, John
Edited by Studer, Rudi
Edited by Warren, Paul
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ISBN-13 9780470025963
ISBN-10 0470025964
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication Date 21 April 2006
International Publication Date 1 July 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Davies, John
Edited by Studer, Rudi
Edited by Warren, Paul
Category Internet
Web / Internet databases
Number of Pages 326
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 249mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 766g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Semantic Web
NBS Text Computing: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 004.678
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of 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; and 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ...readers interested in developing ontologies for reasoning will get a strong foundation and direction to begin their journeys on the Semantic Web. (CHOICE, March 2007) ...an interesting, well-written computer science textbook that is well worth reading by anyone interested in the semantic Web. (Computing Reviews.com, March 2, 2007) ...a good exposition on the state of the art in semantic Web research. (Computing Reviews.com, January 17, 2007) ...a useful addition to a Semantic Web library. (www.freepint.com, 5th October 2006)

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Author's Bio

Dr John Davies leads the Next Generation Web research group at BT. Current interests focus on the application of semantic web technology to knowledge management and semantic web services. John is industrial chair of the Semantic Web Services Initiative, co-organiser of the European Semantic Web Conference series and Project Director of the SEKT EU integrated project (Semantically-Enabled Knowledge Technologies). He has written and edited many papers and books in related areas. Rudi Studer is Professor at Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, University of Karlsruhe. His research spans the fields of business intelligence, e-learning, knowledge discovery and management, ontology-based knowledge management systems and the semantic web. He has authored numerous journal and conference papers on these topics. Paul Warren works in BT's Next Generation Web research group, where he is SEKT project manager and also responsible for the project's exploitation strategy. Paul has published widely on technology management, technology foresight, and recently the application of the Semantic Web.

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