Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

Liyang Yu

June 14, 2007 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 368 Pages - 57 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584889335 - CAT# C9330


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  • Provides complete coverage of all of the semantic Web's core technology components, including RDF, RDFS, OWL, and OWL-S
  • Explains numerous real-world examples step-by-step to make the concepts and languages easy to understand
  • Details exactly how traditional Web services can benefit from the vision of the semantic Web
  • Includes Java and Jena API programming examples of a complete, running search engine for semantic Web services, reusable source code, and key classes and methods
  • Summary

    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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