Semantic Web: Concepts, Technologies and Applications

  • Karin Koogan Breitman
  • Marco Antonio Casanova
  • Walter Truszkowski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Pages 57-79
    3. OWL
      Pages 81-103
    4. Pages 105-125
    5. Pages 127-152
  4. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Pages 175-199
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Pages 219-228
    3. Pages 229-239
    4. Pages 265-312
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-327

About this book


This book provides a well-paced introduction to the Semantic Web, which is gaining in understanding and acceptance as new applications are realized in industry, academic, and government environments. It provides a succinct account of this new Web, its concepts, technologies and applications, and in particular demonstrates how Semantic Web technologies may be integrated and realised in several application domains including: software agents, semantic desktops, fine arts, and geospatial applications.

The book is intended as a reference text on the Semantic Web for software engineers, database and information technology students, academics and practitioners. It differs from other available books on the topic because, rather than presenting the Semantic Web as a quilt of disconnected topics, it provides a comprehensible body of concepts and related technologies. The book reflects the authors’ experience in research, graduate teaching, corporate training, industry and government projects grounded on the Semantic Web.


Internet Knowledge management Ontology Semantic Web Software Agents Web Services logic semantics tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Karin Koogan Breitman
    • 1
  • Marco Antonio Casanova
    • 1
  • Walter Truszkowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-581-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-710-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-0131
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