This second edition systematically introduces the notion of ontologies to the non-expert reader and demonstrates in detail how to apply this conceptual framework for improved intranet retrieval of corporate information and knowledge and for enhanced Internet-based electronic commerce. He also describes ontology languages (XML, RDF, and OWL) and ontology tools, and the application of ontologies. In addition to structural improvements, the second edition covers recent developments relating to the Semantic Web, and emerging web-based standard languages.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 940 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2004
From the reviews of the second edition:
"This book provides an excellent introduction to ontologies. ... It has many examples illustrating to the reader the different characteristics of ontologies ... . One of the strengths of the book is that it is presented in the context of the semantic web ... . The book is a good blend of theory, applications and illustrations of ontologies. ... provides depth and insight into key problems of ontologies. ... provides the reader with a large number of references. ... Many of the references are new ... . To summarize, this is an excellent book ... ." (Daniel O'Leary, The Computer Journal, Vol. 48 (4), 2005)
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