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The Semantic Web: A guide to the future of XML, Web Services and Knowledge Management

Michael C. Daconta, Leo J. Obrst, Kevin T. Smith

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction.
  • Acknowledgments.
  • Chapter 1. What is the Semantic Web?
    • Why do we need the Semantic Web?
    • How does XML Fit in to the Semantic Web?
    • How do Web Services fit into the Semantic Web?
    • What's after Web Services?
    • What do the skeptics say about the Semantic Web?
    • Why the skeptics are wrong!
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2. The Business Case for the Semantic Web
    • What is the semantic web good for?
    • Is the Technology for the Semantic Web "There Yet"?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Understanding XML and its Impact on the Enterprise
    • Why is XML a Success?
    • What is XML?
    • What is XML Schema?
    • What are XML Namespaces?
    • What is the Document Object Model?
    • Impact of XML on Enterprise IT
    • Why Metadata is Not Enough
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Understanding Web Services
    • What are Web Services?
    • Why use Web Services?
    • Understanding the basics of web services
    • Securing Web Services
    • What's next for Web Services?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Understanding the Resource Description Framework
    • What is RDF?
    • Why is RDF not in the mainstream?
    • What is RDF Schema?
    • What is Non-contextual Modeling?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6. Understanding the Rest of the Alphabet Soup
    • XPath
    • The Stylesheet Family: XSL, XSLT, and XSL-FO
    • XQuery
    • XLink
    • XPointer
    • XInclude
    • XML Base
    • XHTML
    • XForms
    • SVG
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Understanding Taxonomies
    • Overview of Taxonomies
    • Defining the Ontology Spectrum
    • Topic Maps
    • Topic Maps vs. RDF
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Understanding Ontologies
    • Overview of Ontologies
    • Syntax, Structure, Semantics and Pragmatics
    • Expressing Ontologies Logically
    • Knowledge Representation: Languages, Formalisms, Logics
    • Ontologies Today
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9. Crafting Your Company's Roadmap to the Semantic Web
    • The Typical Organization: Overwhelmed with Information
    • The Knowledge-Centric Organization: Where we need to be
    • How do we get there?
    • Summary

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ISBN 0-471-43257-1
312 Pages
June, 2003

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