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The Semantic Web - ISWC 2008

7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008, Proceedings

Sheth, A.P., Staab, S., Paolucci, M., Maynard, D., Finin, T., Thirunarayan, K. (Eds.)

2008, XXIII, 935 p.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2008, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, during October 26-30, 2008.

The volume contains 43 revised full research papers selected from a total of 261 submissions, of which an additional 3 papers were referred to the semantic Web in-use track; 11 papers out of 26 submissions to the semantic Web in-use track, and 7 papers and 12 posters accepted out of 39 submissions to the doctorial consortium.

The topics covered in the research track are ontology engineering; data management; software and service engineering; non-standard reasoning with ontologies; semantic retrieval; OWL; ontology alignment; description logics; user interfaces; Web data and knowledge; semantic Web services; semantic social networks; and rules and relatedness. The semantic Web in-use track covers knowledge management; business applications; applications from home to space; and services and infrastructure.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » 3D interaction - Ontologie - Web Services - context-free grammars - data engineering - data semantics - description logics - e-science - geographical ontologies - hierarchical clustering - hyb - knowledge - knowledge management - management - semantic web

Related subjects » Communication Networks - Database Management & Information Retrieval - Information Systems and Applications - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Research Track.- Involving Domain Experts in Authoring OWL Ontologies.- Supporting Collaborative Ontology Development in Protégé.- Identifying Potentially Important Concepts and Relations in an Ontology.- RoundTrip Ontology Authoring.- nSPARQL: A Navigational Language for RDF.- An Experimental Comparison of RDF Data Management Approaches in a SPARQL Benchmark Scenario.- Anytime Query Answering in RDF through Evolutionary Algorithms.- The Expressive Power of SPARQL.- Integrating Object-Oriented and Ontological Representations: A Case Study in Java and OWL.- Extracting Semantic Constraint from Description Text for Semantic Web Service Discovery.- Enhancing Semantic Web Services with Inheritance.- Using Semantic Distances for Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies.- Statistical Learning for Inductive Query Answering on OWL Ontologies.- Optimization and Evaluation of Reasoning in Probabilistic Description Logic: Towards a Systematic Approach.- Modeling Documents by Combining Semantic Concepts with Unsupervised Statistical Learning.- Comparison between Ontology Distances (Preliminary Results).- Folksonomy-Based Collabulary Learning.- Combining a DL Reasoner and a Rule Engine for Improving Entailment-Based OWL Reasoning.- Improving an RCC-Derived Geospatial Approximation by OWL Axioms.- OWL Datatypes: Design and Implementation.- Laconic and Precise Justifications in OWL.- Learning Concept Mappings from Instance Similarity.- Instanced-Based Mapping between Thesauri and Folksonomies.- Collecting Community-Based Mappings in an Ontology Repository.- Algebras of Ontology Alignment Relations.- Scalable Grounded Conjunctive Query Evaluation over Large and Expressive Knowledge Bases.- A Kernel Revision Operator for Terminologies — Algorithms and Evaluation.- Description Logic Reasoning with Decision Diagrams.- RDF123: From Spreadsheets to RDF.- Evaluating Long-Term Use of the Gnowsis Semantic Desktop for PIM.- Bringing the IPTC News Architecture into the Semantic Web.- RDFS Reasoning and Query Answering on Top of DHTs.- An Interface-Based Ontology Modularization Framework for Knowledge Encapsulation.- On the Semantics of Trust and Caching in the Semantic Web.- Semantic Web Service Choreography: Contracting and Enactment.- Formal Model for Semantic-Driven Service Execution.- Efficient Semantic Web Service Discovery in Centralized and P2P Environments.- Exploring Semantic Social Networks Using Virtual Reality.- Semantic Grounding of Tag Relatedness in Social Bookmarking Systems.- Semantic Modelling of User Interests Based on Cross-Folksonomy Analysis.- ELP: Tractable Rules for OWL 2.- Term Dependence on the Semantic Web.- Semantic Relatedness Measure Using Object Properties in an Ontology.- Semantic Web in Use Track.- Thesaurus-Based Search in Large Heterogeneous Collections.- Deploying Semantic Web Technologies for Work Integrated Learning in Industry - A Comparison: SME vs. Large Sized Company.- Creating and Using Organisational Semantic Webs in Large Networked Organisations.- An Architecture for Semantic Navigation and Reasoning with Patient Data - Experiences of the Health-e-Child Project.- Requirements Analysis Tool: A Tool for Automatically Analyzing Software Requirements Documents.- OntoNaviERP: Ontology-Supported Navigation in ERP Software Documentation.- Market Blended Insight: Modeling Propensity to Buy with the Semantic Web.- DogOnt - Ontology Modeling for Intelligent Domotic Environments.- Introducing IYOUIT.- A Semantic Data Grid for Satellite Mission Quality Analysis.- A Process Catalog for Workflow Generation.- Inference Web in Action: Lightweight Use of the Proof Markup Language.- Supporting Ontology-Based Dynamic Property and Classification in WebSphere Metadata Server.- Towards a Multimedia Content Marketplace Implementation Based on Triplespaces.- Doctoral Consortium Track.- Semantic Enrichment of Folksonomy Tagspaces.- Contracting and Copyright Issues for Composite Semantic Services.- Parallel Computation Techniques for Ontology Reasoning.- Towards Semantic Mapping for Casual Web Users.- Interactive Exploration of Heterogeneous Cultural Heritage Collections.- End-User Assisted Ontology Evolution in Uncertain Domains.- Learning Methods in Multi-grained Query Answering.

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