Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL, Second Edition

  • 6h 50m
  • Dean Allemang, Jim Hendler
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2011

Semantic Web models and technologies provide information in machine-readable languages that enable computers to access the Web more intelligently and perform tasks automatically without the direction of users. These technologies are relatively recent and advancing rapidly, creating a set of unique challenges for those developing applications.

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist is the essential, comprehensive resource on semantic modeling, for practitioners in health care, artificial intelligence, finance, engineering, military intelligence, enterprise architecture, and more. Focused on developing useful and reusable models, this market-leading book explains how to build semantic content (ontologies) and how to build applications that access that content.

New in this edition:

  • Coverage of the latest Semantic Web tools for organizing, querying, and processing information
  • Detailed information on the latest ontologies used in key web applications including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more
  • Updated with the latest developments and advances in Semantic Web technologies for organizing, querying, and processing information, including SPARQL, RDF and RDFS, OWL 2.0, and SKOS
  • Detailed information on the ontologies used in today's key web applications, including ecommerce, social networking, data mining, using government data, and more
  • Even more illustrative examples and case studies that demonstrate what semantic technologies are and how they work together to solve real-world problems

About the Authors

Dean Allemang is the chief scientist at TopQuadrant, Inc.-the first company in the United States devoted to consulting, training, and products for the Semantic Web. He co-developed (with Professor Hendler) TopQuadrant's successful Semantic Web training series, which he has been delivering on a regular basis since 2003. He has served as an invited expert on numerous international review boards, including a review of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute-the world's largest Semantic Web research institute - and the Innovative Medicines Initiative, a collaboration between 10 pharmaceutical companies and the European Commission to set the roadmap for the pharmaceutical industry for the near future.

Jim Hendler is the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has authored over 200 technical papers in the areas of artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, agent-based computing, and web science. One of the early developers of the Semantic Web, he is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is the first computer scientist to serve on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. In 2010, he was chosen as one of the 20 most innovative professors in America by Playboy magazine, Hendler currently serves as an "Internet Web Expert" for the U.S. government, providing guidance to the project.

In this Book

  • What is the Semantic Web?
  • Semantic Modeling
  • RDF—The basis of the Semantic Web
  • Semantic Web Application Architecture
  • Querying the Semantic Web—SPARQL
  • RDF and Inferencing
  • RDF Schema
  • RDFS-Plus
  • Using RDFS-Plus in the wild
  • SKOS—Managing Vocabularies with RDFS-Plus
  • Basic OWL
  • Counting and Sets in OWL
  • Ontologies on the Web—Putting it all together
  • Good and bad Modeling Practices
  • Expert Modeling in OWL
  • Conclusions
  • Further Reading