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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    Planet Earth

    This is the first book I have read on the semantic web that does not give me feeling that I am in outer space. It is also one of the few books that honestly appraises the current, usable state of the semantic web. It is clearly written and took me a day to read (without working the examples). In the beginning, it starts with a pure triples system built from the ground up, rather than plunging the reader into the standard technologies, which are levels of abstraction above triples and may not be essential. The reader is left with the impression that he is the one who chooses to use the technologies introduced. It is also the only book that mentions how RDF evolved. It contains many example programs using existing data sources (e.g. freebase). There is a two page introduction by Jim Hendler, one of the top figures in the semantic web and co-author of "The Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" (also, a good companion book).

    The main view of this book is the semantic web as extension, modification, and very major improvement, to relational systems. It also discusses the pure AI approach. I does not get into other uses of the semantic web, such as text retrieval or approaches such as topic maps.

    The large majority of this book is in Python, the easiest and probably the best designed of modern languages. It has a few examples in JavaScript and Java. Readers are encouraged to implement the examples in other languages, if they are inclined to.

    Physicists and chemists are required to run experiments to prove their assertions. Many other sciences have emulated aspects of physics to acquire the mantle. The semantic web does not ask for "experiments" although it is about semantics and, therefore, about something to be discovered. This book starts in that direction.

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