A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web

  • Liyang Yu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Core of the Semantic Web

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  3. Applied Semantic Web

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  4. Building Your Own Applications on the Semantic Web

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 819-829

About this book


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 and semantic markup, on Semantic Web technologies used in social networks, and on new applications and projects such as 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.


FOAF Linked Open Data OWL Ontologies RDB2RDF RDF Rich Snippets SPARQL Search Monkey Semantic Markup Semantic Web Social Networks Web Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Liyang Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Delta Air LinesAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-43795-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-43796-4
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