Spinning the Semantic Web : Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential

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  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
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As the World Wide Web continues to expand, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to obtain information efficiently. Because most search engines read format languages such as HTML or SGML, search results reflect formatting tags more than actual page content, which is expressed in natural language. Spinning the Semantic Webdescribes an exciting new type of hierarchy and standardization that will replace the current "web of links" with a "web of meaning." Using a flexible set of languages and tools, the Semantic Web will make all available information-display elements, metadata, services, images, and especially content-accessible. The result will be an immense repository of information accessible for a wide range of new applications. This first handbook for the Semantic Web covers, among other topics, software agents that can negotiate and collect information, markup languages that can tag many more types of information in a document, and knowledge systems that enable machines to read Web pages and determine their reliability. The truly interdisciplinary Semantic Web combines aspects of artificial intelligence, markup languages, natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation, intelligent agents, and databases.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Tim Berners-Lee
Introductionp. 1
Languages and Ontologies
SHOE: A Blueprint for the Semantic Webp. 29
DAML-ONT: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Webp. 65
Ontologies and Schema Languages on the Webp. 95
UPML: The Language and Tool Support for Making the Semantic Web Alivep. 141
Ontologies Come of Agep. 171
Knowledge Support
Sesame: An Architecture for Storing and Querying RDF Data and Schema Informationp. 197
Enabling Task-Centered Knowledge Support through Semantic Markupp. 223
Knowledge Mobility: Semantics for the Web as a White Knight for Knowledge-Based Systemsp. 253
Complex Relationships for the Semantic Webp. 279
SEmantic portAL: The SEAL Approachp. 317
Dynamic Aspect
Semantic Gadgets: Ubiquitous Computing Meets the Semantic Webp. 363
Static and Dynamic Semantics of the Webp. 377
Semantic Annotation for Web Content Adaptationp. 403
Task-Achieving Agents on the World Wide Webp. 431
Contributorsp. 459
Indexp. 465
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