Semantic Web For Dummies

Semantic Web For Dummies

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By (author) Jeffrey T. Pollock

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 229mm x 25mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 23 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470396792
  • ISBN 13: 9780470396797
  • Sales rank: 725,609

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Semantic Web technology is already changing how we interact with data on the Web. By connecting random information on the Internet in new ways, Web 3.0, as it is sometimes called, represents an exciting online evolution. 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, Semantic Web For Dummies is the place to start! It will help you:* Know how the typical Internet user will recognize the effects of the Semantic Web* Explore all the benefits the data Web offers to businesses and decide whether it's right for your business* Make sense of the technology and identify applications for it* See how the Semantic Web is about data while the "old" Internet was about documents* Tour the architectures, strategies, and standards involved in Semantic Web technology* Learn a bit about the languages that make it all work: Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL)* Discover the variety of information-based jobs that could become available in a data-driven economy You'll also find a quick primer on tech specifications, some key priorities for CIOs, and tools to help you sort the hype from the reality. There are case studies of early Semantic Web successes and a list of common myths you may encounter. Whether you're incorporating the Semantic Web in the workplace or using it at home, Semantic Web For Dummies will help you define, develop, implement, and use Web 3.0.

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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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Get up to speed on the most exciting evolution in the history of the InternetMeet 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 goingChange is coming -- know how the typical Internet user will recognize the effects of the Semantic WebData or documents? -- see how the Semantic Web is about data while the "old" Internet was about documentsIt's business -- explore the data Web's many benefits to businessesSpeak 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 economySome geeky stuff -- tour the architectures, strategies, and standards involved in Semantic Web technologyAlready there -- look at existing Semantic Web sitesOpen the book and find: What defines Web 3.0A quick primer on tech specificationsHow business will change as the Semantic Web takes holdTen common Semantic Web mythsHow to sort the hype from the realityInteresting case studies of early Semantic Web successesKey priorities for CIOsHow familiar technologies fit with the Semantic Web

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.