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Foundations for the Web of Information and Services

A Review of 20 Years of Semantic Web Research

By Dieter Fensel

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Featuring state of the art research essays by experts in the field, this book commemorates the contributions of Rudi Studer to the rapidly evolving discipline of semantic web research.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6421-9796-3
  • 416 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: June 21, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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In the mid 1990s, Tim Berners-Lee had the idea of developing the World Wide Web into a „Semantic Web“, a web of information that could be interpreted by machines in order to allow the automatic exploitation of data, which until then had to be done by humans manually.One of the first people to research topics related to the Semantic Web was Professor Rudi Studer. From the beginning, Rudi drove projects like ONTOBROKER and On-to-Knowledge, which later resulted in W3C standards such as RDF and OWL. By the late 1990s, Rudi had established a research group at the University of Karlsruhe, which later became the nucleus and breeding ground for Semantic Web research, and many of today’s well-known research groups were either founded by his disciples or benefited from close cooperation with this think tank.In this book, published in celebration of Rudi’s 60th birthday, many of his colleagues look back on the main research results achieved during the last 20 years. Under the editorship of Dieter Fensel, once one of Rudi’s early PhD students, an impressive list of contributors and contributions has been collected, covering areas like Knowledge Management, Ontology Engineering, Service Management, and Semantic Search. Overall, this book provides an excellent overview of the state of the art in Semantic Web research, by combining historical roots with the latest results, which may finally make the dream of a “Web of knowledge, software and services” come true.
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Table of Contents

  1. Part I Colleagues and Historical Roots.
  2. A Retrospective on Semantics and Interoperability Research.
  3. Semantic Web and Applied Informatics: Selected Research Activities in the Institute AIFB.
  4. Effectiveness and Efficiency of Semantics.
  5. Knowledge Engineering Rediscovered: Towards Reasoning Patterns for the SemanticWeb.
  6. Semantic Technology and Knowledge Management.
  7. Tool Support for Ontology Engineering.
  8. Part II Academic Legacy.
  9. Combining Data
  10. Driven and Semantic Approaches for Text Mining.
  11. From SemanticWeb Mining to Social and Ubiquitous Mining.
  12. Towards Networked Knowledge.
  13. Reflecting Knowledge Diversity on theWeb.
  14. Software Modeling Using Ontology Technologies.
  15. Intelligent Service Management—Technologies and Perspectives.
  16. Semantic Technologies and Cloud Computing.
  17. Semantic Complex Event Reasoning—Beyond Complex Event Processing.
  18. Semantics in Knowledge Management.
  19. Semantic MediaWiki.
  20. RealWorld Application of Semantic Technology.

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