Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies / Edition 1

Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies / Edition 1

by Pascal Hitzler, Markus Krotzsch, Sebastian Rudolph
     
 

ISBN-10: 142009050X

ISBN-13: 9781420090505

Pub. Date: 08/06/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With more substantial funding from research organizations and industry, numerous large-scale applications, and recently developed technologies, the Semantic Web is quickly emerging as a well-recognized and important area of computer science. While Semantic Web technologies are still rapidly evolving, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies focuses

Overview

With more substantial funding from research organizations and industry, numerous large-scale applications, and recently developed technologies, the Semantic Web is quickly emerging as a well-recognized and important area of computer science. While Semantic Web technologies are still rapidly evolving, Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies focuses on the established foundations in this area that have become relatively stable over time. It thoroughly covers basic introductions and intuitions, technical details, and formal foundations.

The book concentrates on Semantic Web technologies standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium: RDF and SPARQL enable data exchange and querying, RDFS and OWL provide expressive ontology modeling, and RIF supports rule-based modeling. The text also describes methods for specifying, querying, and reasoning with ontological information. In addition, it explores topics that are clearly beyond foundations, such as tools, applications, and engineering aspects.

Written by highly respected researchers with a deep understanding of the material, this text centers on the formal specifications of the subject and supplies many pointers that are useful for employing Semantic Web technologies in practice.

The book has an accompanying website with supplemental information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420090505
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Chapman & Hall/CRC Textbooks in Computing Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

The Quest for Semantics

Building Models

Calculating with Knowledge

Exchanging Information

Semanic Web Technologies

RESOURCE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE (RDF)

Simple Ontologies in RDF and RDF Schema

Introduction to RDF

Syntax for RDF

Advanced Features

Simple Ontologies in RDF Schema

Encoding of Special Data Structures

An Example

RDF Formal Semantics

Why Semantics?

Model-Theoretic Semantics for RDF(S)

Syntactic Reasoning with Deduction Rules

The Semantic Limits of RDF(S)

WEB ONTOLOGY LANGUAGE (OWL)

Ontologies in OWL

OWL Syntax and Intuitive Semantics

OWL Species

The Forthcoming OWL 2 Standard

OWL Formal Semantics

Description Logics

Model-Theoretic Semantics of OWL

Automated Reasoning with OWL

RULES AND QUERIES

Ontologies and Rules

What Is a Rule?

Datalog as a First-Order Rule Language

Combining Rules with OWL DL

Rule Interchange Format (RIF)

Query Languages

SPARQL: Query Language for RDF

Conjunctive Queries for OWL DL

BEYOND FOUNDATIONS

Ontology Engineering

Requirement Analysis

Ontology Creation: Where Is Your Knowledge?

Quality Assurance of Ontologies

Modular Ontologies: Divide and Conquer

Software Tools

Applications

Web Data Exchange and Syndication

Semantic Wikis

Semantic Portals

Semantic Metadata in Data Formats

Semantic Web in Life Sciences

Ontologies for Standardizations

RIF Applications

Toward Future Applications

APPENDICES

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

XML in a Nutshell

Syntax of XML

XML Schema

Set Theory

Basic Notions

Set Operations

Relations and Functions

Logic

Syntax

Semantics

Proof Theory and Decidability

Solutions to the Exercises

References

Index

A Summary, Exercises, and Further Reading appear at the end of most chapters.

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