A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web

Authors: Yu, Liyang

  • offers complete coverage of all core standards and technical components of the Semantic Web, including RDF, RDFS, OWL 1 and 2, SPARQL (including features offered by SPARQL 1.1); and related technologies such as Turtle, Microformats, RDFa, GRDDL and SKOS
  • provides an in-depth description of many well-known applications and projects such as FOAF, semantic Wiki, SearchMonkey by Yahoo!, Rich Snippets by Google, Open Linked Data Project and DBpedia Project
  • explains the key concepts, core standards and technical components in real-world examples, guiding the readers step-by-step through the development process to bridge the gap between what-is and how-to
  • includes source code for the examples and application projects, ready for download from the author’s website, www.liyangyu.com
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About this book

The Semantic Web represents a vision for how to make the huge amount of information on the Web automatically processable by machines on a large scale. For this purpose, a whole suite of standards, technologies and related tools have been specified and developed over the last couple of years, and they have now become the foundation for numerous new applications.

A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web helps the reader to learn the core standards, key components, and underlying concepts. It provides in-depth coverage of both the what-is and how-to aspects of the Semantic Web. From Yu’s presentation, the reader will obtain not only a solid understanding about the Semantic Web, but also learn how to combine all the pieces to build new applications on the Semantic Web.

Software developers in industry and students specializing in Web development or Semantic Web technologies will find in this book the most complete guide to this exciting field available today. Based on the step-by-step presentation of real-world projects, where the technologies and standards are applied, they will acquire the knowledge needed to design and implement state-of-the-art applications.

About the authors

Liyang Yu is Senior Software Developer with Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, GA, USA. He is a regular speaker on Semantic Web research and development issues at international conferences. His previously published introductory book on Semantic Web services has been used as the basic textbook for related courses by universities worldwide.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“As the title suggests, this book is about the semantic Web, the standards and technologies that allow computers to understand the meaning of information posted online. … this book covers numerous aspects of the semantic Web in significant detail … . primarily intended for software developers, researchers, and practicing professionals who want to gain expertise in the fundamentals quickly. It may also be useful for students taking courses on the semantic Web. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (M. B. DuBois, Choice, Vol. 48 (11), August, 2011)

“This book is a good starting point, especially since finding all of this information on the Web can be difficult. … for developers who are interested in establishing a toehold, this is a nice introduction that should serve for now.” (Jeffrey Putnam, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2011)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • A Web of Data: Toward the Idea of the Semantic Web

    Yu, Liyang

    Pages 1-18

  • The Building Block for the Semantic Web: RDF

    Yu, Liyang

    Pages 19-86

  • Other RDF-Related Technologies: Microformats, RDFa, and GRDDL

    Yu, Liyang

    Pages 87-107

  • RDFS and Ontology

    Yu, Liyang

    Pages 109-153

  • OWL: Web Ontology Language

    Yu, Liyang

    Pages 155-239

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15970-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15970-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 608
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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