Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies / Edition 1by Pascal Hitzler, Markus Krotzsch, Sebastian Rudolph
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/strong>
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.
Table of Contents
The Quest for Semantics
Calculating with Knowledge
Semanic Web Technologies
RESOURCE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE (RDF)
Simple Ontologies in RDF and RDF Schema
Introduction to RDF
Syntax for RDF
Simple Ontologies in RDF Schema
Encoding of Special Data Structures
RDF Formal 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
The Forthcoming OWL 2 Standard
OWL Formal Semantics
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)
SPARQL: Query Language for RDF
Conjunctive Queries for OWL DL
Ontology Creation: Where Is Your Knowledge?
Quality Assurance of Ontologies
Modular Ontologies: Divide and Conquer
Web Data Exchange and Syndication
Semantic Metadata in Data Formats
Semantic Web in Life Sciences
Ontologies for Standardizations
Toward Future Applications
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
XML in a Nutshell
Syntax of XML
Relations and Functions
Proof Theory and Decidability
Solutions to the Exercises
A Summary, Exercises, and Further Reading appear at the end of most chapters.
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