Semantic Web For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Get up to speed on the most exciting evolution in the history of the Internet

Meet the Web of tomorrow — today! The Semantic Web completely changes how we interact with data in the vastness of the Internet. So whether you're a consumer doing research online, a business owner who wants to offer your customers the most useful Web site, or an IT manager eager to understand Semantic Web solutions, this book is the...

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Semantic Web For Dummies

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Overview

Get up to speed on the most exciting evolution in the history of the Internet

Meet the Web of tomorrow — today! The Semantic Web completely changes how we interact with data in the vastness of the Internet. So whether you're a consumer doing research online, a business owner who wants to offer your customers the most useful Web site, or an IT manager eager to understand Semantic Web solutions, this book is the place to start!

  • What's Web 3.0? — explore how the Internet has evolved and where it's going
  • Change is coming — know how the typical Internet user will recognize the effects of the Semantic Web

  • Data or documents? — see how the Semantic Web is about data while the "old" Internet was about documents

  • It's business — explore the data Web's many benefits to businesses

  • Speak the language — get into the languages that make it all work: Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL)

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs — sneak a peek at the variety of information workers that will be needed in our data-driven economy

  • Some geeky stuff — tour the architectures, strategies, and standards involved in Semantic Web technology

  • Already there — look at existing Semantic Web sites

Open the book and find:

  • What defines Web 3.0
  • A quick primer on tech specifications

  • How business will change as the Semantic Web takes hold

  • Ten common Semantic Web myths

  • How to sort the hype from the reality

  • Interesting case studies of early Semantic Web successes

  • Key priorities for CIOs

  • How familiar technologies fit with the Semantic Web

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470498187
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/30/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,046,153
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey T. Pollock is a software industry veteran whose startup experience and standards community leadership have helped the Semantic Web go from ivory tower to industrial strength. Currently he manages the data integration product portfolio for Oracle and consults with key clients about their Semantic Web strategies.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Welcome to the Future of Data and the Web.

Chapter 1: Getting the Gist of the Semantic Web.

Chapter 2: The Semantic Web in Your Life.

Chapter 3: The Data Web at Work for Business.

Part II: Catch the Wave of Smart Data Today.

Chapter 4: A Quick Semantic Web Primer.

Chapter 5: Why the Semantic Web Is New Technology, Not Hype.

Chapter 6: The Problem with Metadata.

Part III: Building the Semantic Web.

Chapter 7: Using the Resource Description Framework (RDF).

Chapter 8: Speaking the Web Ontology Language.

Chapter 9: Exploring Semantic Web Enablers.

Part IV: Putting the Semantic Web to Work.

Chapter 10: The Rise of the Information Worker.

Chapter 11: Discovering the Enterprise Semantic Web.

Chapter 12: Scalable Architectures.

Chapter 13: Assessment Strategies.

Chapter 14: Exploring the Limitations of the Semantic Web.

Chapter 15: A Guide to Essential Vendor Implementations.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Myths About the Semantic Web.

Chapter 17: Ten Things to Look Forward to Beyond Web 2.0.

Chapter 18: Ten Next Steps to Take from Here.

Index.

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