Max Bramer, Vagan Terziyan, «Industrial Applications of Semantic Web: Proceedings of the 1st International IFIP/WG12.5»
Springer | ISBN: 0387285687 | 2005 | PDF | 340 pages | 18.5 MB
The Semantic Web, that adds a conceptual layer of machine-understandable metadata to the existing content, will make the content available for processing by intelligent software allowing automatic resource integration and providing interoperability between heterogeneous systems. The Semantic Web is now the most important influence on the development of the Web. The next generation of intelligent applications will be capable of making use of suchmetadata to perform resource discovery and integration based on its sematics. Sematic Web aims at developing a global environment on top of Web with interoperable heterogeneous applications, agents, web services, data repositories, humans, and so on. On the technology side, Web-oriented languages and technologies are being developed (e.g. RDF, OWL, OWL-S, WSMO, etc.), and the success of the Semantic Web will depend on a wide-spread industrial adoption of these technologies. Trend within worldwide activities related to Semantic Web definitely shows that the technology has emerging growth of interest both academic and industry during a relatively small time interval.