Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Foundations and Technologies

    1. John Domingue, Dieter Fensel, James A. Hendler
      Pages 1-41
    2. Andreas Harth, Maciej Janik, Steffen Staab
      Pages 43-75
    3. Fabien L. Gandon, Reto Krummenacher, Sung-Kook Han, Ioan Toma
      Pages 117-155
    4. Ben Adida, Mark Birbeck, Ivan Herman
      Pages 157-190
    5. Tom Heath, Christian Bizer
      Pages 191-229
    6. Atanas Kiryakov, Mariana Damova
      Pages 231-297
    7. Emanuele Della Valle, Stefano Ceri
      Pages 299-363
    8. Ian Horrocks, Peter F. Patel-Schneider
      Pages 365-398
    9. Michael Kifer
      Pages 399-439
    10. Spyros Kotoulas, Frank van Harmelen, Jesse Weaver
      Pages 441-466
    11. John G. Breslin, Alexandre Passant, Denny Vrandečić
      Pages 467-506
    12. Stephan Grimm, Andreas Abecker, Johanna Völker, Rudi Studer
      Pages 507-579
    13. Lyndon Nixon, Raphael Volz, Fabio Ciravegna, Rudi Studer
      Pages 581-618
  3. Semantic Web Applications

    1. V. Richard Benjamins, Mark Radoff, Mike Davis, Mark Greaves, Rose Lockwood, Jesús Contreras
      Pages 619-657
    2. Mathieu d’Aquin, Li Ding, Enrico Motta
      Pages 659-700
    3. Jun Zhao, Oscar Corcho, Paolo Missier, Khalid Belhajjame, David Newmann, David de Roure et al.
      Pages 701-736
    4. John Davies, Paul Warren
      Pages 737-786
    5. Christoph Grün, Christian Huemer, Philipp Liegl, Dieter Mayrhofer, Thomas Motal, Rainer Schuster et al.
      Pages 787-847
    6. Nigel Shadbolt, Kieron O’Hara, Manuel Salvadores, Harith Alani
      Pages 849-910
    7. Lyndon Nixon, Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Jean-Pierre Evain, Eero Hyvönen, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Raphaël Troncy
      Pages 911-975
    8. Carlos Pedrinaci, John Domingue, Amit P. Sheth
      Pages 977-1035
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 1039-1056

About this book


After years of mostly theoretical research, Semantic Web Technologies are now reaching out into application areas like bioinformatics, eCommerce, eGovernment, or Social Webs. Applications like genomic ontologies, semantic web services, automated catalogue alignment, ontology matching, or blogs and social networks are constantly increasing, often driven or at least backed up by companies like Google, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. The need to leverage the potential of combining information in a meaningful way in order to be able to benefit from the Web will create further demand for and interest in Semantic Web research.

This movement, based on the growing maturity of related research results, necessitates a reliable reference source from which beginners to the field can draw a first basic knowledge of the main underlying technologies as well as state-of-the-art application areas. This handbook, put together by three leading authorities in the field, and supported by an advisory board of highly reputed researchers, fulfils exactly this need. It is the first dedicated reference work in this field, collecting contributions about both the technical foundations of the Semantic Web as well as their main usage in other scientific fields like life sciences, engineering, business, or education.


Knowledge Management Knowledge Representation OWL Ontologies RDF RIF SPARQL Semantic Web Services Social Networks Swoogle Web 3.0 eBusiness eCulture eGovernment eLearning eScience

Editors and affiliations

  • John Domingue
    • 1
  • Dieter Fensel
    • 2
  • James A. Hendler
    • 3
  1. 1.Knowledge Media InstituteThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.STI InnsbruckUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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