Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL

Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL The promise of the Semantic Web to provide a universal medium to exchange data information and knowledge has been well publicized There are many sources too for basic information on the extensions to

  • Title: Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL
  • Author: Dean Allemang Jim Hendler
  • ISBN: 9780123735560
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • The promise of the Semantic Web to provide a universal medium to exchange data information and knowledge has been well publicized There are many sources too for basic information on the extensions to the WWW that permit content to be expressed in natural language yet used by software agents to easily find, share and integrate information Until now individuals engaged inThe promise of the Semantic Web to provide a universal medium to exchange data information and knowledge has been well publicized There are many sources too for basic information on the extensions to the WWW that permit content to be expressed in natural language yet used by software agents to easily find, share and integrate information Until now individuals engaged in creating ontologies formal descriptions of the concepts, terms, and relationships within a given knowledge domain have had no sources beyond the technical standards documents.Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist transforms this information into the practical knowledge that programmers and subject domain experts need Authors Allemang and Hendler begin with solutions to the basic problems, but don t stop there they demonstrate how to develop your own solutions to problems of increasing complexity and ensure that your skills will keep pace with the continued evolution of the Semantic Web Provides practical information for all programmers and subject matter experts engaged in modeling data to fit the requirements of the Semantic Web De emphasizes algorithms and proofs, focusing instead on real world problems, creative solutions, and highly illustrative examples Presents detailed, ready to apply recipes for use in many specific situations Shows how to create new recipes from RDF, RDFS, and OWL constructs.

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    1. Out of all of my books on the subject, this is the one you want to read first and read twice. Unlike the other books, it takes you through real examples and is very hands on. If you had the Protoge editor in hand, this book, and a pot of coffee, you would rock in a day or two.Update: The first edition is full of errors and they finally put up an Errata section on the webingontologist/indexml

    2. I've wanted to read this for a while, so when some semantic web stuff came up at work, I was happy for the excuse to pick it up. It does a good job of explaining many common RDFS and OWL constructs - a few patterns and the terms that these standards define, with their meaning. It works through examples and shows how particular predicates can be used and what they should be interpreted as meaning.However, I think this book wasn't quite what I had been looking for. It's nice to know that this part [...]

    3. If you're interested in the semantic web, but are struggling to piece together the alphabet soup of acronyms and standards, then this is the book for you. I was in that position until I devoured this book. All my questions were answered (I now have twice as many questions, but they're new questions).Overall, it's rare to find a 'text book' that is also a page turner, but this comes pretty close. The writing style is fluid and informative without being dry. The examples are understandable and suf [...]

    4. This book is excellent for any kind of beginners in Semantic Web even though the book title claims to be for the Ontologists. A decent amount of text is contributed in explaining about the elements in the Semantic Web stack. The sequential approach of introducing concepts with real world examples, makes it so very easy for the reader to build on his existing knowledge. It doesn't frighten you at any stage with the complexity of OWL constructs and I think that's where this book succeeds. You get [...]

    5. This is an excellent book to get started with the concepts of semantic web, not just for ontologists but anyone. Every other page has an example that help readers to comprehend the concepts with ease. The flow of topics is natural (Intro->RDF->Inferencing and querying->RDF-Plus->OWL), and the chapters like ch. 4 (Semantic Web application architecture), ch. 9 (Using RDFS-Plus in the wild) give a bird's eye view of the topics which help the reader to know which part of it is being disc [...]

    6. Very recommended book on this topic. Oriented on explain and not on write a tons of dumb notions.Useful the "challenges" parts where the author propose and solve some typical problems in semantic modeling with standard modeling patterns.The main example are available on the book site: workingontologist/ I read by now this book as a reference book reading specific chapters on the specific area I needed to study but I will read it cover to cover since I got a very good impression.

    7. Allemang has written precisely the book I needed to begin doing ontology modeling. He provides more detail than most shorter-format pieces (and excluding the all-too-familiar Pizza modeling exercise), while writing in prose that does not get lost in the technospeak that many standards documents employ. This book will be kept close at hand over the next few years, I'm sure, so that I can consult it as new subtleties of semantic modeling occur to me and I need more detail.

    8. During the first few chapters I was thinking modeling in OWL would be like writing to a relational database. Not so much. By the end of the book I became convinced that graph storage is a huge missing piece in our data storage needs, along with relational stored, big table, inverted indexes and key value stores.

    9. I love the practical orientation of this book. Like any good example of this type, it covers many counter-intuitive colloquialisms that will make modeling in RDFS/OWL easier, including common patterns that will provide unexpected results.

    10. This book really "gets it" in terms of relationship based modeling and constructing a model with inferencing in mind. Anyone who is modeling to leverage to true power of a graph model using W3C standards should read this.

    11. I'm not a working ontologist, but I found this to be one of the most clearly written introductions to the semantic web and data modeling with RDF that I've read to date.

    12. This is a good starting point for people interested in learning about the Semantic Web, and covers the major topics in a way that makes you think clearly about them

    13. The first couple chapters are the best introduction to the Semantic Web and Linked Data that I've read. The rest is essential reading for anyone doing this professionally.

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