"This is an excellent and much needed book. It gives the reader a broad introduction to the motivation behind the Semantic Web, as well as its applications and supporting technologies."--Ian Horrocks, Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester
"This book is a great introduction to the Semantic Web, and in particular to the new languages (RDF Schema and OWL) which have recently become standard for it. I am using the book with my undergraduate Semantic Web class, and the students find it well written and clear. For those who want to roll up their sleeves and learn about this emerging technology, this book will be a powerful tool."--James Hendler, Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland
"A book we have been waiting for: a concise yet detailed introduction to the basic concepts and methods for the Semantic Web."--Rudi Studer, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
"A book we have been waiting for: a concise yet detailed introduction to the basic concepts and methods for the Semantic Web." --Rudi Studer, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
"Bridging activity theory and design is a major challenge for researchers and practitioners of computer-supported collaborative work and learning. Geri Gay and Helene Hembrooke make an important contribution toward building such a bridge." --Yrjö Engeström, University of California, San Diego and University of Helsinki, Finland
Rather harsh correction, I'd say, Mr. "_x".
An ontology is merely a kind of (type of, subclass of, ... pick your term of choice) taxonomy. Read more
This book is clearly organized and steps you through the technologies and ideas underlying the semantic web. Read morePublished on March 7, 2006 by Joshua Gerrish
The book needs a lot of editing, a lot. I found the errors distracting. Terms appear from nowhere and are never explained. Read morePublished on January 9, 2006 by Robert F. Lario
Mike Tarrani, in his review, said "ontology is synonymous with taxonomy".
This is flat-out wrong. Read more
As someone new to the concept of semantic technology and, specifically the Semantic Web, "A Semantic Web Primer" was a good introduction into the technical components (XML, RDF,... Read morePublished on April 6, 2005 by M
I really found this book very well written. I had no idea about Semantic Web when I bought this book but after finishing reading the last page of the book ,I got enough knowledge... Read morePublished on March 29, 2005 by Aliko L. Mwakatobe