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A Semantic Web Primer

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The development of the Semantic Web, with machine-readable content, has the potential to revolutionise the World Wide Web and its use. A Semantic Web Primer provides an introduction and guide to this emerging field, describing its key ideas, languages and technologies. Suitable for use as a textbook or for self-study by professionals, it concentrates on undergraduate-level ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published April 30th 2004 by MIT Press (MA) (first published April 1st 2004)
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Steve Whiting
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent introduction to the concepts of the Semantic Web, giving the reader a solid grounding in the tools and techniques to build a machine-understandable web of information, though it doesn't really go into much details about how to overcome the difficulties of building and maintaining a workable ontology, other than suggesting some possible approaches.

A couple of caveats: (1) to get the most out of this, you really need to enjoy reading page after page of XML, (2) in a few places you're goin
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Andrew Berezovskyi
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: semantic-web
Great introduction that gives breadth to understanding the semantic web, short and concise.

Try reading any W3C Primer (like https://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-rdf11... or http://json-ld.org/primer/latest/) and get this book if you like what you read. Would be better if it had some practical programming exercises.
Todd
Mar 13, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is primer, so I thought I'd get a broader perspective on the Semantic Web, but instead I filled in the areas that I already knew. In the 3rd edition I hope they add some of the new info out there about Linked Data.
Dewi Wardani
Jun 06, 2015 rated it liked it
A very helpful introduction plus a few "controversial". It's accepted so far it's one of serious prominent book in this area. Only till the middle of stack layers have been discussed technically ... upper layers such as trust is still In conceptual.. thanks
Karla
Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Because this book's intended audience is the computer science community, and not the library community, I didn't find it terribly useful. But I do think it's a fairly well-written text for its purpose.
June
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it gives me a big hand on my mid-term of Semantic Web
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A good book to learn about the Semantic Web.
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