Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

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CRC Press, Jun 14, 2007 - Computers - 368 pages
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Even though the semantic Web is a relatively new and dynamic area of research, a whole suite of components, standards, and tools have already been developed around it. Using a concrete approach, Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services builds a firm foundation in the concept of the semantic Web, its principal technologies, its real-world applications, and its relevant coding examples.

This introductory yet comprehensive book covers every facet of this exciting technology. After an introduction to the semantic Web concept, it discusses its major technical enablers and the relationships among these components. The author then presents several applications of the semantic Web, including Swoogle, FOAF, and a detailed design of a semantic Web search engine. The book concludes with discussions on how to add semantics to traditional Web service descriptions and how to develop a search engine for semantic Web services.

Covering the building blocks of an advanced Web technology, this practical resource equips you with the tools to further explore the world of the semantic Web on your own.
 

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Contents

Part I The World of the Semantic Web
1
Chapter 1 From Traditional Web to Semantic Web
3
Chapter 2 Search Engines in Both Traditional and Semantic Web Environments
17
Part II The Nuts and Bolts of Semantic Web Technology
37
RDF
39
Chapter 4 RDFS Taxonomy and Ontology
73
OWL
95
Chapter 6 Validating Your OWL Ontology
131
A Prototype System
187
Part IV From the Semantic Web to Semantic Web Services
205
Chapter 11 From Web Services to Semantic Web Services
207
An Upper Ontology to Describe Web Services
233
Chapter 13 Adding Semantics to Web Service Descriptions
257
Chapter 14 A Search Engine for Semantic Web Services
275
Chapter 15 Summary and Further Exploration
321
References
329

RealWorld Examples and Applications
143
A Search Engine for Semantic Web Documents
145
Friend of a Friend
159
Chapter 9 Mark Up Your Web Document Please
173
Index
333
Back cover
343
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