Towards the Semantic Web: Ontology-Driven Knowledge Management
||Author: John Davies, Dieter Fensel, Frank van Harmelen|
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (21 January, 2003)
Sales Rank: 57,353
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
This book comprises a comprehensive overview of the application of semantic web technologies to knowledge management. The first few chapters discuss theoretical underpinnings before moving on to knowledge management tools that can exploit semantically-annotated information. A methodology is also described for the introduction of these technologies into an organisation, along with a couple of case studies. As such, it is one of the first books describing a whole-hearted attempt to apply semantic web technology to an important industrial/commercial area.
The book is not primarily an introductory text and is for people who already have at least an understanding of existing WWW technology and probably of XML and RDF. As such, I believe that its main appeal will be to graduate students; researchers, developers and technologists in industry; and the academic community. For this readership, this is an excellent text describing some ground-breaking research in the field, and giving pointers to the future research agenda.
Rating: 5 out of 5
a goog book
this book deals with the major theory, prcatice and application
of semantic web, as well as the ontology, if u want not to be
obsolete ,please read this book
Rating: 2 out of 5
Need a lot of Ontology based Knowledge to use this book
This book often introduces terms with little or no meaning. In the early chapters, it refers to various ontologies assuming the reader knows terms like frames, slots, ...etc. Ex: pg. 18 "Class Defintion (frames) have an (optional) addtional field that specifies whether the class definition is primitive (a subsumption axiom) or a non-primitive (an equivalence axiom)." I was more confused after reading the definition. The book has very few diagrams and does not always realize how important it is for a reader to understand a fundamental concept before they go on to learning new concepts - which are based on solid fundamentals.
In later chapters, the case studies are helpful as one can start relating the myriad of concepts learned in previous chapters.
It is obvious that the authors know their stuff but their teaching style has a lot to be desired.
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· Visualizing the Semantic Web
· Spinning the Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
· Ontologies: A Silver Bullet for Knowledge Management and Electronic Commerce