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"Overall, this book provides a thorough and cogent introduction to the semantic Web. Giving just enough philosophical background, the authors focus on the practical aspects of constructing data stores and applications. This blend of philosophy and practical descriptions leads the reader to anticipate how the standards of the semantic Web should work before the standards are described. As a result, the reader is likely to feel that the semantic Web works just as it should."--Computing Reviews
"Allemang, a scientist at a company that consults, trains, and provides products for the Semantic Web, and Hendler (computer and cognitive science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) explain how web developers who are practitioners in another field, such as health care, finance, engineering, national intelligence, and enterprise architecture, can model data to fit the requirements of the Semantic Web. They detail how to construct semantic models, with a focus on the use of RDF (Resource Description Framework), RDFS (RDF schema), and OWL (Web Ontology Language) to accomplish specific tasks and model data and domains. This edition has been updated to incorporate new technologies such as SPARQL (SPARQL Protocol And RDF Query Language), OWL 2.0, and SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System). They include examples of Quantities, Units, Dimensions, and Types (QUDT) and The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontologies (OBO), as well as examples of how to use the Semantic Web to solve common modeling problems and a FAQ section on challenges."--SciTech Book News
"Overall, this is an easy-to-follow guide to the basic concepts related to building semantic Web ontologies. The book flows well from chapter to chapter, and the many examples illustrate the different topics. For beginners, it's an excellent introduction to the subject, which is exactly what the authors intended."--Computing Reviews.com
The material is very approachable, well written and concise.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has some familiarity with knowledge representation but needs to learn how the Semantic Web does it.
I thought Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist was actually a good read, and within days I was up to speed.
Thanks Dean for the great effort!
The book is simply all what you need to get a deep understanding to the Semantic Web in a smooth and simplified way.
"Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" gave me a solid overview of how and why one would adopt RDF/OWL and related protocols for linking information across the web. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Gregory M. Sanders
Very clear. Very useful! Straightforward descriptive text leading through basic concepts to more complex constructs. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. Blake
I needed to ramp up on the semantic web, RDF, and SPARQL very quickly, and this book was exactly what I needed. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andrew Stellman