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Abstract

With the advent of the Web and the efforts towards a Semantic Web the nature of knowledge engineering has changed drastically. The new generation of knowledge systems has left the closed world of isolated applications and feeds on the heterogeneous knowledge sources available online. We propose principles for a new style of knowledge engineering on a Web scale. We illustrate these principles with examples from our efforts in developing a Semantic Web application targeted at large-scale cross-collection search in virtual cultural-heritage collections.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guus Schreiber
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

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