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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2006, held in Budva, Montenegro in June 2006.
The 48 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 181 submitted papers. The papers are organized in topical sections on ontology alignment, engineering, evaluation, evolution and learning, rules and reasoning, searching and querying, semantic annotation, semantic web mining and personalisation, semantic web services, semantic wiki and blogging, as well as trust and policies.
Invited Talks.- Where Does It Break? or: Why the Semantic Web Is Not Just “Research as Usual”.- Toward Large-Scale Shallow Semantics for Higher-Quality NLP.- Usability and the Semantic Web.- Ontology Alignment.- Matching Hierarchical Classifications with Attributes.- An Iterative Algorithm for Ontology Mapping Capable of Using Training Data.- Community-Driven Ontology Matching.- Reconciling Concepts and Relations in Heterogeneous Ontologies.- Empirical Merging of Ontologies — A Proposal of Universal Uncertainty Representation Framework.- Ontology Engineering.- Encoding Classifications into Lightweight Ontologies.- A Method to Convert Thesauri to SKOS.- Ontology Engineering Revisited: An Iterative Case Study.- Ontology Evaluation.- Towards a Complete OWL Ontology Benchmark.- Modelling Ontology Evaluation and Validation.- Benchmark Suites for Improving the RDF(S) Importers and Exporters of Ontology Development Tools.- Ontology Evolution.- Repairing Unsatisfiable Concepts in OWL Ontologies.- Winnowing Ontologies Based on Application Use.- Resolving Inconsistencies in Evolving Ontologies.- Ontology Learning.- Automatic Extraction of Hierarchical Relations from Text.- An Infrastructure for Acquiring High Quality Semantic Metadata.- Extracting Instances of Relations from Web Documents Using Redundancy.- Rules and Reasoning.- Toward Multi-viewpoint Reasoning with OWL Ontologies.- Effective Integration of Declarative Rules with External Evaluations for Semantic-Web Reasoning.- Variable-Strength Conditional Preferences for Ranking Objects in Ontologies.- A Metamodel and UML Profile for Rule-Extended OWL DL Ontologies.- Visual Ontology Cleaning: Cognitive Principles and Applicability.- Rules with Contextually Scoped Negation.- Searching and Querying.- Beagle?+?+?: Semantically Enhanced Searching and Ranking on the Desktop.- RDFBroker: A Signature-Based High-Performance RDF Store.- Towards Distributed Information Retrieval in the Semantic Web: Query Reformulation Using the oMAP Framework.- PowerAqua: Fishing the Semantic Web.- Information Retrieval in Folksonomies: Search and Ranking.- Semantic Annotation.- DEMO – Design Environment for Metadata Ontologies.- An Environment for Semi-automatic Annotation of Ontological Knowledge with Linguistic Content.- Turning the Mouse into a Semantic Device: The seMouse Experience.- Managing Information Quality in e-Science Using Semantic Web Technology.- Annotated RDF.- A Multilingual/Multimedia Lexicon Model for Ontologies.- Semantic Web Mining and Personalisation.- Semantic Network Analysis of Ontologies.- Content Aggregation on Knowledge Bases Using Graph Clustering.- Dynamic Assembly of Personalized Learning Content on the Semantic Web.- Interactive Ontology-Based User Knowledge Acquisition: A Case Study.- Semantic Web Services.- Matching Semantic Service Descriptions with Local Closed-World Reasoning.- The Web Service Modeling Language WSML: An Overview.- On the Semantics of Functional Descriptions of Web Services.- A Minimalist Approach to Semantic Annotations for Web Processes Compositions.- Protocol Mediation for Adaptation in Semantic Web Services.- Semantic Wiki and Blogging.- Ideas and Improvements for Semantic Wikis.- WikiFactory: An Ontology-Based Application for Creating Domain-Oriented Wikis.- Using Semantics to Enhance the Blogging Experience.- Trust and Policies.- WSTO: A Classification-Based Ontology for Managing Trust in Semantic Web Services.- Semantic Web Policies – A Discussion of Requirements and Research Issues.