||Author: Shelley Powers|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (July, 2003)
Sales Rank: 40,724
Average Customer Rating: 3.67 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
This book seems to have it all there, but unfortunately I don't "click" with Powers' writing style.
I had to read the initial chapters several times before I finally managed to get my head around the concepts.
If I were asked to recommend a text, however, I would probably still suggest this one as I have not seen anything else better.
Rating: 2 out of 5
The Book is about the old version of Jena.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Best introduction to RDF, RDFS, and OWL available
RDF and its allied technologies (RDFs, OWL, etc.) have been evolving in fits and starts for the past several years, but the dust finally seems to be settling in RDF Land, so, months ago, when I learned that O'Reilly was going to be publishing an RDF book, I was cautiously hopeful. The very few books on the subject that had been published were sorely lacking. For the most part, the available online tutorials were sketchy at best and many seemed to have been obsoleted by developments within the W3C working groups handling the several relevant Recommendations. Although it wouldn't have taken much for Practical RDF to come out ahead of the competition, I'm happy to say that Practical RDF is far and above the best RDF/RDFS/OWL book available. It left me wanting more, wishing that the author had developed more demo RDF vocabularies and shifted the extensive (and quite good) survey of RDF software tools and utilities to the book's website, but what's there is pure gold.
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