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A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web

Yu, Liyang

2nd ed. 2014, XXV, 829 p. 624 illus.

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  • Offers complete coverage of all core standards and technical components of the Semantic Web, including RDF, RDFS, OWL 1 and 2, SPARQL 1.1 and RDB2RDF and related technologies such as Turtle, Microformats, RDFa, GRDDL and SKOS
  • Provides an in-depth description of many well-known applications and projects such as FOAF, DBpedia, Linked Open Data, schema.org by Google, Yahoo! and Bing, Rich Snippets by Google, various Semantic Web applications in social network sites, data.gov and Wikidata Project
  • Explains the key concepts, core standards and technical components in real-world examples, guiding the readers step-by-step through the development process to bridge the gap between what-is and how-to
  • Includes source code for the examples and application projects, ready for download from the author’s website, www.liyangyu.com

The Semantic Web represents a vision for how to make the huge amount of information on the Web automatically processable by machines on a large scale. For this purpose, a whole suite of standards, technologies and related tools have been specified and developed over the last couple of years, and they have now become the foundation for numerous new applications.

A Developer’s Guide to the Semantic Web helps the reader to learn the core standards, key components, and underlying concepts. It provides in-depth coverage of both the what-is and how-to aspects of the Semantic Web. From Yu’s presentation, the reader will obtain not only a solid understanding about the Semantic Web, but also learn how to combine all the pieces to build new applications on the Semantic Web.

The second edition of this book not only adds detailed coverage of the latest W3C standards such as SPARQL 1.1 and RDB2RDF, it also updates the readers by following recent developments. More specifically, it includes five new chapters on schema.org and semantic markup, on Semantic Web technologies used in social networks, and on new applications and projects such as data.gov and Wikidata, and it also provides a complete coding example of building a search engine that supports Rich Snippets.

Software developers in industry and students specializing in Web development or Semantic Web technologies will find in this book the most complete guide to this exciting field available today. Based on the step-by-step presentation of real-world projects, where the technologies and standards are applied, they will acquire the knowledge needed to design and implement state-of-the-art applications.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » FOAF - Linked Open Data - OWL - Ontologies - RDB2RDF - RDF - Rich Snippets - SPARQL - Search Monkey - Semantic Markup - Semantic Web - Social Networks - Web Development - schema.org

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval

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