Toby Segaran is the author of "Programming Collective Intelligence", a very popular O'Reilly title. He was the founder of Incellico, a biotech software company later acquired by Genstruct. He currently holds the title of Data Magnate at Metaweb Technologies and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences.
Colin Evans combines machine learning and semantic analysis into a deadly one-two punch against information entropy and noisy data. The results of his efforts appear as millions of facts in Freebase. Prior to joining Metaweb, Colin helped users organize their world through his work on the IRIS semantic desktop project at SRI.
Jamie Taylor started one of the first ISPs in San Francisco while developing an Internet laboratory for studying economic equilibria. His goal was to get a better connection at home. He finally got a real job as CTO at DETERMINE Software (now a part of Selectica) helping create order in the unstructured world of Enterprise contract management. He is now helping to organize the world's structured information at Metaweb where he oversees data operations.
It is clearly written and took me a day to read (without working the examples).
Using the ideas and models described in the book, we've made our system more scalable, more flexible, and dramatically accelerated our development cycles.
Before reading this book I thought that the "semantic web" was just another buzzword like "Web 2.0" or "Web 3.0".
Great book. It has a practical approach to the semantic web. Populated with examples that start from scratch and evolve towards the usable tools.Published 7 months ago by Luis E. Ibanez
I was looking for a smooth intro into this subject. This title, as do many of the O'Reilly titles, fit the bill nicely.Published 21 months ago by luis uribe
According to this book Web 3.0 is the semantic web and it will be coming soon to a web browser near you. Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Stephen Chapman
this book will take your breadth away both in spirit of how its written and examples it provides. i had read it with delight from start to end.Published on January 14, 2011 by Sam S
I finished reading through chapter 6 so far... my overall impression is, reasonable, but feel inadequate. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Oliver
I found "Programming the Semantic Web" to be a useful introduction to the concept of a 'triple store', RDF, OWL and some existing software implementations. Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Gordon L. Vanamburg
This is the first book I have read on the semantic web that does not give me feeling that I am in outer space. Read morePublished on November 4, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Toby Segaran, et.al.'s PROGRAMMING THE SEMANTIC WEB tells how to use graph data to build solid, flexible applications - applications in which machines can find, share and combine... Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
So much written about the Semantic Web is theoretical, often verging on esoteric. Programming the Semantic Web crosses the gap from theory to practice: it's a book for real-world... Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by T. Greene