Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

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Even though the semantic Web is a relatively new and dynamic area of research, a whole suite of components, standards, and tools have already been developed around it. Using a concrete approach, Introduction to the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services builds a firm foundation in the concept of the semantic Web, its principal technologies, its real-world applications, and its relevant coding examples.This introductory yet comprehensive book covers every facet of this exciting technology. After an introduction to the semantic Web concept, it discusses its major technical enablers and the relationships among these components. The author then presents several applications of the semantic Web, including Swoogle, FOAF, and a detailed design of a semantic Web search engine. The book concludes with discussions on how to add semantics to traditional Web service descriptions and how to develop a search engine for semantic Web services.Covering the building blocks of an advanced Web technology, this practical resource equips you with the tools to further explore the world of the semantic Web on your own.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 368 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 29 Halftones, black and white; 24 Tables, black and white; 57 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584889349
  • 9781584889342

Table of contents

THE WORLD OF THE SEMANTIC WEBFrom Traditional Web to Semantic WebWhat is WWW?A first look at the semantic WebAn introduction to metadataSearch Engine in Both Traditional and Semantic Web EnvironmentsSearch engine for the traditional Web Search engine for the semantic Web: a hypothetical exampleFurther considerationsThe semantic Web: a summaryWhat is the key to semantic Web implementation?THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF SEMANTIC WEB TECHNOLOGYThe Building Block of the Semantic Web: RDFOverview: what is RDF? The basic elements of RDFRDF triples: knowledge that machines can useA closer look at RDFFundamental rules of RDF Aggregation and distributed information More about RDFRDF toolsRDFS, Taxonomy, and OntologyOverview: why we need RDFSRDFS + RDF: one more step toward machine readabilityCore elements of RDFS The concepts of ontology and taxonomy Another look at inferencing based on RDF schemaWeb Ontology Language: OWLUsing OWL to define classes: localize global propertiesUsing OWL to define class: set operators and enumeration Using OWL to define properties: a richer syntax for more reasoning powerUsing OWL to define properties: property characteristicsOntology matching and distributed informationOWL ontology headerFinal camera ontology rewritten in OWLThree faces of OWLValidating Your OWL OntologyRelated development toolsValidate OWL ontology by using Web utilitiesUsing programming APIs to understand OWL ontologyTHE SEMANTIC WEB: REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES AND APPLICATIONSSwoogle: A Search Engine for Semantic Web DocumentsWhat is Swoogle and what is it used for? A close look inside SwoogleExamples of using SwoogleFOAF: Friend of a FriendWhat FOAF is and what it doesBasic FOAF vocabulary and examples Creating your FOAF document and getting into the circle Updating our camera ontology using FOAF vocabularyMark Up Your Web Document, Please!Semantic markup: a connection between two worlds Marking up your document manuallyMarking up your document by using tools Semantic markup issuesSemantic Web Search Engine Revisit: A Prototype SystemWhy search engines again Why traditional search engines failThe design of the semantic Web search engine prototype Using the prototype system Why this prototype provides better performanceA suggestion for possible implementationFROM THE SEMANTIC WEB TO SEMANTIC WEB SERVICESFrom Web Services to Semantic Web ServicesWeb service and Web service standardsFrom Web services to semantic Web servicesOWL-S: An Upper Ontology to Describe Web ServicesWhat is upper ontology?The concept of OWL-SOWL-S building blocksValidating your OWL-S documentsWhere is the semantics?Adding Semantics to Web Service DescriptionsWSDL-SOWL-S to UDDI mappingMatch-making enginesA Search Engine for Semantic Web ServicesThe need for such a search engine Design of the search engine Implementation details Usage example of the semantic Web service search engineSummary and Further ReadingsWhat have we learned?Further reading for going furtherREFERENCESINDEXshow more