A Programming Model for the Semantic Web

  • Marco Crasso
  • Cristian Mateos
  • Alejandro Zunino
  • Marcelo Campo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7547)


This year the concept of “Semantic Web” celebrates its tenth anniversary since it was coined by prominent researchers Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila. To date, there are many technologies to describe, in a machine-understandable way, information and services available in the Web. An incipient research area is focused on solving the issues related to building applications for truly exploiting semantically-described resources. In this paper, we present an approach to upgrade a software application into a Semantic Web-enabled one. The approach builds on the Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) paradigm to allow developers to incorporate ontology management capabilities into an ordinary object-oriented application without modifying its source code. The paper also discusses related works and presents case studies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Crasso
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cristian Mateos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alejandro Zunino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcelo Campo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ISISTAN Research InstituteUNICEN UniversityTandilArgentina
  2. 2.Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)Argentina

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