Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web

Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web
Author: Mirna Willer,Gordon Dunsire
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 1780633971
ISBN 13: 9781780633978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web Book Review:

New technologies will underpin the future generation of library catalogues. To facilitate their role providing information, serving users, and fulfilling their mission as cultural heritage and memory institutions, libraries must take a technological leap; their standards and services must be transformed to those of the Semantic Web. Bibliographic Information Organization in the Semantic Web explores the technologies that may power future library catalogues, and argues the necessity of such a leap. The text introduces international bibliographic standards and models, and fundamental concepts in their representation in the context of the Semantic Web. Subsequent chapters cover bibliographic information organization, linked open data, methodologies for publishing library metadata, discussion of the wider environment (museum, archival and publishing communities) and users, followed by a conclusion. The product of over thirty years’ experience and in-depth understanding of bibliographic metadata Takes both a bottom up and top down approach: from basic standards and case studies to Semantic Web tools and services; and from abstract models and generic guidelines to applications Tells an insiders’ story of the experience developing tools for the transition of library systems, metadata, and its utility, into the new milieu

Knitting the Semantic Web

Knitting the Semantic Web
Author: Jane Greenberg,Eva Méndez Rodriguez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN 10: 1136457992
ISBN 13: 9781136457999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knitting the Semantic Web Book Review:

The Semantic Web, extends the popular, day-to-day Web, enabling computers and people to effectively work together by giving information well-defined meaning. Knitting the Semantic Web explains the interdisciplinary efforts underway to build a more library-like Web through “semantic knitting.” The book examines foundation activities and initiatives leading to standardized semantic metadata. These efforts lead to the Semantic Web—a network able to support computational activities and provide people with services efficiently. Leaders in library and information science, computer science, and information intensive domains provide insight and inspiration to give readers a greater understanding of the evolution of the Semantic Web. Librarians and information professionals are uniquely qualified to play a major role in the development and maintenance of the Semantic Web. Knitting the Semantic Web closely examines this crucial relationship in detail. This single source reviews the foundations, standards, and tools underlying the Semantic Web and presents thoughtful perspectives in the context of 2.0 developments. Many chapters include figures to illustrate concepts and ideas, and the entire text is extensively referenced. Topics in Knitting the Semantic Web include: RDF, its expressive power, and its ability to underlie the new Library catalog card for the coming century the value and application for controlled vocabularies SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System), the newest Semantic Web language managing scheme versioning in the Semantic Web Physnet portal service for physics Semantic Web technologies in biomedicine developing the United Nations Food and Agriculture ontology Friend Of A Friend (FOAF) vocabulary specification—with a real world case study at a university Web/Library 2.0 and more Knitting the Semantic Web is a stimulating resource for professionals, researchers, educators, and students in library and information science, computer science, information architecture, Web design, and Web services.

Semantic Web Based Information Systems State of the Art Applications

Semantic Web Based Information Systems  State of the Art Applications
Author: Sheth, Amit,Lytras, Miltiadis D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2006-11-30
ISBN 10: 1599044285
ISBN 13: 9781599044286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Web Based Information Systems State of the Art Applications Book Review:

As a new generation of technologies, frameworks, concepts and practices for information systems emerge, practitioners, academicians, and researchers are in need of a source where they can go to educate themselves on the latest innovations in this area. Semantic Web Information Systems: State-of-the-Art Applications establishes value-added knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry, and government. Semantic Web Information Systems: State-of-the-Art Applications covers new semantic Web-enabled tools for the citizen, learner, organization, and business. Real-world applications toward the development of the knowledge society and semantic Web issues, challenges and implications in each of the IS research streams are included as viable sources for this challenging subject.

Law and the Semantic Web

Law and the Semantic Web
Author: Richard Benjamins,Bran Selic,Aldo Gangemi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2005-03-07
ISBN 10: 9783540250630
ISBN 13: 3540250638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and the Semantic Web Book Review:

by Roberto Cencioni At the Lisbon Summit in March 2000, European heads of state and government set a new goal for the European Union — to become the most competitive knowled- based society in the world by 2010. As part of this objective, ICT (information and communication technologies) services should become available for every citizen, and for all schools, homes and businesses. The book you have in front of you is about Semantic Web technology and law. Law is something omnipresent; all citizens — at some points in their lives — have to deal with it. In addition, law involves a large group of professionals, and is a mul- billion business world wide. Information technology is important because it that can improve citizens’ interaction with law, as well as improve legal professionals’ work environment. Legal professionals dedicate a significant amount of their time to finding, reading, analyzing and synthesizing information in order to take decisions, and prepare advice and trials, among other tasks. As part of the “Semantic-Based Knowledge and Content Systems” Strategic Objective, the European Commission is funding projects to construct technology to make the Semantic Web vision come true. 1 The articles in this book are related to two current foci of the Strategic Objective : • Knowledge acquisition and modelling, capturing knowledge from raw information and multimedia content in webs and other distributed repositories to turn poorly structured information into machi- processable knowledge.

Ontology and the Semantic Web

Ontology and the Semantic Web
Author: Robert M. Colomb
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1586037293
ISBN 13: 9781586037291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ontology and the Semantic Web Book Review:

Covers developments from philosophy, artificial intelligence and information systems to formulate a collection of functional requirements for ontology development. This book looks at several ontology representation languages to show how they support the functional requirements, what deficiencies there are, and how they relate to each other.

Semantic Web and Peer to Peer

Semantic Web and Peer to Peer
Author: Steffen Staab,Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2006-03-28
ISBN 10: 9783540283478
ISBN 13: 3540283471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Web and Peer to Peer Book Review:

Just like the industrial society of the last century depended on natural resources, today’s society depends on information and its exchange. Staab and Stuckenschmidt structured the selected contributions into four parts: Part I, "Data Storage and Access", prepares the semantic foundation, i.e. data modelling and querying in a flexible and yet scalable manner. These foundations allow for dealing with the organization of information at the individual peers. Part II, "Querying the Network", considers the routing of queries, as well as continuous queries and personalized queries under the conditions of the permanently changing topological structure of a peer-to-peer network. Part III, "Semantic Integration", deals with the mapping of heterogeneous data representations. Finally Part IV, "Methodology and Systems", reports experiences from case studies and sample applications. The overall result is a state-of-the-art description of the potential of Semantic Web and peer-to-peer technologies for information sharing and knowledge management when applied jointly.

A Librarian s Guide to Graphs Data and the Semantic Web

A Librarian s Guide to Graphs  Data and the Semantic Web
Author: James Powell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN 10: 178063434X
ISBN 13: 9781780634340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Librarian s Guide to Graphs Data and the Semantic Web Book Review:

Graphs are about connections, and are an important part of our connected and data-driven world. A Librarian's Guide to Graphs, Data and the Semantic Web is geared toward library and information science professionals, including librarians, software developers and information systems architects who want to understand the fundamentals of graph theory, how it is used to represent and explore data, and how it relates to the semantic web. This title provides a firm grounding in the field at a level suitable for a broad audience, with an emphasis on open source solutions and what problems these tools solve at a conceptual level, with minimal emphasis on algorithms or mathematics. The text will also be of special interest to data science librarians and data professionals, since it introduces many graph theory concepts by exploring data-driven networks from various scientific disciplines. The first two chapters consider graphs in theory and the science of networks, before the following chapters cover networks in various disciplines. Remaining chapters move on to library networks, graph tools, graph analysis libraries, information problems and network solutions, and semantic graphs and the semantic web. Provides an accessible introduction to network science that is suitable for a broad audience Devotes several chapters to a survey of how graph theory has been used in a number of scientific data-driven disciplines Explores how graph theory could aid library and information scientists

Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web

Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web
Author: Leslie Sikos
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN 10: 1484210492
ISBN 13: 9781484210499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web Book Review:

A major limitation of conventional web sites is their unorganized and isolated contents, which is created mainly for human consumption. This limitation can be addressed by organizing and publishing data, using powerful formats that add structure and meaning to the content of web pages and link related data to one another. Computers can "understand" such data better, which can be useful for task automation. The web sites that provide semantics (meaning) to software agents form the Semantic Web, the Artificial Intelligence extension of the World Wide Web. In contrast to the conventional Web (the "Web of Documents"), the Semantic Web includes the "Web of Data", which connects "things" (representing real-world humans and objects) rather than documents meaningless to computers. Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web explains the practical aspects and the theory behind the Semantic Web and how structured data, such as HTML5 Microdata and JSON-LD, can be used to improve your site’s performance on next-generation Search Engine Result Pages and be displayed on Google Knowledge Panels. You will learn how to represent arbitrary fields of human knowledge in a machine-interpretable form using the Resource Description Framework (RDF), the cornerstone of the Semantic Web. You will see how to store and manipulate RDF data in purpose-built graph databases such as triplestores and quadstores, that are exploited in Internet marketing, social media, and data mining, in the form of Big Data applications such as the Google Knowledge Graph, Wikidata, or Facebook’s Social Graph. With the constantly increasing user expectations in web services and applications, Semantic Web standards gain more popularity. This book will familiarize you with the leading controlled vocabularies and ontologies and explain how to represent your own concepts. After learning the principles of Linked Data, the five-star deployment scheme, and the Open Data concept, you will be able to create and interlink five-star Linked Open Data, and merge your RDF graphs to the LOD Cloud. The book also covers the most important tools for generating, storing, extracting, and visualizing RDF data, including, but not limited to, Protégé, TopBraid Composer, Sindice, Apache Marmotta, Callimachus, and Tabulator. You will learn to implement Apache Jena and Sesame in popular IDEs such as Eclipse and NetBeans, and use these APIs for rapid Semantic Web application development. Mastering Structured Data on the Semantic Web demonstrates how to represent and connect structured data to reach a wider audience, encourage data reuse, and provide content that can be automatically processed with full certainty. As a result, your web contents will be integral parts of the next revolution of the Web.

Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society

Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society
Author: Cardoso, Jorge,Lytras, Miltiadis D.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN 10: 1605661139
ISBN 13: 9781605661131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society Book Review:

"This book lays the foundations for understanding the concepts and technologies behind the Semantic Web"--Provided by publisher.

Semantic Web for Business Cases and Applications

Semantic Web for Business  Cases and Applications
Author: Garcia, Roberto
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2008-10-31
ISBN 10: 1605660671
ISBN 13: 9781605660677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Web for Business Cases and Applications Book Review:

"This book provides simple costs and benefits analysis showing that the Semantic Web is prepared for e-business"--Provided by publisher.

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist
Author: Dean Allemang,James Hendler
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-07-05
ISBN 10: 9780123859662
ISBN 13: 0123859662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist Book Review:

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL, Second Edition, discusses the capabilities of Semantic Web modeling languages, such as RDFS (Resource Description Framework Schema) and OWL (Web Ontology Language). Organized into 16 chapters, the book provides examples to illustrate the use of Semantic Web technologies in solving common modeling problems. It uses the life and works of William Shakespeare to demonstrate some of the most basic capabilities of the Semantic Web. The book first provides an overview of the Semantic Web and aspects of the Web. It then discusses semantic modeling and how it can support the development from chaotic information gathering to one characterized by information sharing, cooperation, and collaboration. It also explains the use of RDF to implement the Semantic Web by allowing information to be distributed over the Web, along with the use of SPARQL to access RDF data. Moreover, the reader is introduced to components that make up a Semantic Web deployment and how they fit together, the concept of inferencing in the Semantic Web, and how RDFS differs from other schema languages. Finally, the book considers the use of SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) to manage vocabularies by taking advantage of the inferencing structure of RDFS-Plus. This book is intended for the working ontologist who is trying to create a domain model on the Semantic Web. 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

Towards the Semantic Web

Towards the Semantic Web
Author: John Davies,Dieter Fensel,Frank van Harmelen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2003-06-13
ISBN 10: 0470858079
ISBN 13: 9780470858073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards the Semantic Web Book Review:

With the current changes driven by the expansion of the World Wide Web, this book uses a different approach from other books on the market: it applies ontologies to electronically available information to improve the quality of knowledge management in large and distributed organizations. Ontologies are formal theories supporting knowledge sharing and reuse. They can be used to explicitly represent semantics of semi-structured information. These enable sophisticated automatic support for acquiring, maintaining and accessing information. Methodology and tools are developed for intelligent access to large volumes of semi-structured and textual information sources in intra- and extra-, and internet-based environments to employ the full power of ontologies in supporting knowledge management from the information client perspective and the information provider. The aim of the book is to support efficient and effective knowledge management and focuses on weakly-structured online information sources. It is aimed primarily at researchers in the area of knowledge management and information retrieval and will also be a useful reference for students in computer science at the postgraduate level and for business managers who are aiming to increase the corporations' information infrastructure. The Semantic Web is a very important initiative affecting the future of the WWW that is currently generating huge interest. The book covers several highly significant contributions to the semantic web research effort, including a new language for defining ontologies, several novel software tools and a coherent methodology for the application of the tools for business advantage. It also provides 3 case studies which give examples of the real benefits to be derived from the adoption of semantic-web based ontologies in "real world" situations. As such, the book is an excellent mixture of theory, tools and applications in an important area of WWW research. * Provides guidelines for introducing knowledge management concepts and tools into enterprises, to help knowledge providers present their knowledge efficiently and effectively. * Introduces an intelligent search tool that supports users in accessing information and a tool environment for maintenance, conversion and acquisition of information sources. * Discusses three large case studies which will help to develop the technology according to the actual needs of large and or virtual organisations and will provide a testbed for evaluating tools and methods. The book is aimed at people with at least a good understanding of existing WWW technology and some level of technical understanding of the underpinning technologies (XML/RDF). It will be of interest to graduate students, academic and industrial researchers in the field, and the many industrial personnel who are tracking WWW technology developments in order to understand the business implications. It could also be used to support undergraduate courses in the area but is not itself an introductory text.

A Developer s Guide to the Semantic Web

A Developer   s Guide to the Semantic Web
Author: Liyang Yu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 3662437961
ISBN 13: 9783662437964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Developer s Guide to the Semantic Web Book Review:

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. The second edition of this book not only adds detailed coverage of the latest W3C standards such as SPARQL 1.1 and RDB2RDF, it also updates the readers by following recent developments. More specifically, it includes five new chapters on schema.org and semantic markup, on Semantic Web technologies used in social networks and on new applications and projects such as data.gov and Wikidata and it also provides a complete coding example of building a search engine that supports Rich Snippets. 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.

Industrial Applications of Semantic Web

Industrial Applications of Semantic Web
Author: Vagan Terziyan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2006-03-09
ISBN 10: 0387292489
ISBN 13: 9780387292489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Applications of Semantic Web Book Review:

The Semantic Web, that adds a conceptual layer of machine-understand able 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. Next generation of intelligent applications will be capable to make use of such metadata to perform resource discovery and integration based on its seman tics. Semantic 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 lan guages 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.

Metadata and Semantic Research

Metadata and Semantic Research
Author: Emmanouel Garoufallou,Fabio Sartori,Rania Siatri,Marios Zervas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2019-02-23
ISBN 10: 3030144011
ISBN 13: 9783030144012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metadata and Semantic Research Book Review:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research, MTSR 2018, held in Limassol, Cyprus, on October 23-26, 2018. The 19 full and 16 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on metadata, linked data, semantics, ontologies and SKOS; digital libraries, information retrieval, big, linked, social and open data; cultural collections and applications; Knowledge IT Artifacts (KITA) in professional communities and aggregations; Digital Humanities and Digital Curation (DHC); European and national projects; agriculture, food and environment; open repositories, research information systems and data infrastructures.

Library Linked Data in the Cloud

Library Linked Data in the Cloud
Author: Carol Jean Godby,Shenghui Wang,Jeffrey K. Mixter
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2015-05-25
ISBN 10: 1627052208
ISBN 13: 9781627052207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Linked Data in the Cloud Book Review:

This book describes OCLC’s contributions to the transformation of the Internet from a web of documents to a Web of Data. The new Web is a growing ‘cloud’ of interconnected resources that identify the things people want to know about when they approach the Internet with an information need. The linked data architecture has achieved critical mass just as it has become clear that library standards for resource description are nearing obsolescence. Working for the world’s largest library cooperative, OCLC researchers have been active participants in the development of next generation standards for library resource description. By engaging with an international community of library and Web standards experts, they have published some of the most widely used RDF datasets representing library collections and librarianship. This book focuses on the conceptual and technical challenges involved in publishing linked data derived from traditional library metadata. This transformation is a high priority because most searches for information start not in the library, nor even in a Web-accessible library catalog, but elsewhere on the Internet. Modeling data in a form that the broader Web understands will project the value of libraries into the Digital Information Age. The exposition is aimed at librarians, archivists, computer scientists, and other professionals interested in modeling bibliographic descriptions as linked data. It aims to achieve a balanced treatment of theory, technical detail, and practical application.

Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services

Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services
Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela,Oliveira, Eva F.,Tavares, Antonio J.,Ferreira, Luis G.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1099
Release: 2009-05-31
ISBN 10: 1605666513
ISBN 13: 9781605666518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services Book Review:

"This book discusses the new technologies of semantic Web, transforming the way we use information and knowledge"--Provided by publisher.

The Organization of Information 4th Edition

The Organization of Information  4th Edition
Author: Daniel N. Joudrey,Arlene G. Taylor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 1440861293
ISBN 13: 9781440861291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Organization of Information 4th Edition Book Review:

This fourth edition provides an updated look at information organization, featuring coverage of the Semantic Web, linked data, and EAC-CPF; new metadata models such as IFLA-LRM and RiC, and new perspectives on RDA and its implementation in the context of ISBD and MARC. • Provides an essential overview of information organization—a central activity in library and information science—that describes approaches to organizing in libraries, archives, museums, online settings, indexing services, and other environments • Newly revised and updated to reflect changes in cataloging rules, address new standards, and introduce upcoming changes • Expands the scope of content relating to information organization in non-library settings • Features vocabulary and acronym lists at the end of each chapter to help readers stay abreast of new terminology

The Semantic Web

The Semantic Web
Author: Vipul Kashyap,Christoph Bussler,Matthew Moran
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2008-09-27
ISBN 10: 3540764526
ISBN 13: 9783540764526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Semantic Web Book Review:

The Semantic Web is a vision – the idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in such a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. However, there is a widespread misconception that the Semantic Web is a rehash of existing AI and database work. Kashyap, Bussler, and Moran dispel this notion by presenting the multi-disciplinary technological underpinnings such as machine learning, information retrieval, service-oriented architectures, and grid computing. Thus they combine the informational and computational aspects needed to realize the full potential of the Semantic Web vision.

Subject Access to Information An Interdisciplinary Approach

Subject Access to Information  An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Koraljka Golub
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 161069578X
ISBN 13: 9781610695787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subject Access to Information An Interdisciplinary Approach Book Review:

Drawing on the research of experts from the fields of computing and library science, this ground-breaking work will show you how to combine two very different approaches to classification to create more effective, user-friendly information-retrieval systems. • Provides an interdisciplinary overview of current and potential approaches to organizing information by subject • Covers both pure computer science and pure library science topics in easy-to-understand language accessible to audiences from both disciplines • Reviews technological standards for representation, storage, and retrieval of varied knowledge-organization systems and their constituent elements • Suggests a collaborative approach that will reduce duplicate efforts and make it easier to find solutions to practical problems