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- Protege KB editing systerm
33 - Protégé provides an integrated knowledge-base editing environment and an extensible architecture for the creation of customized knowledge-based tools. Protege was developed by the Stanford Medical Informatics group and is available as free software under the open-source Mozilla PublicLicense.
- DAML+OIL semantic web language
22 - The DAML+OIL language is a semantic markup language under development by the DARPA DAML program which replaces the originalDAML-ONT specification.
- RuleML Rule Markup Language
33 - Version 0.8 of the RuleML DTD has been released. RuleML is a developing XML standard for encodeing rules and encompasses a hierarchy ofrules, from reaction rules (event-condition-action rules), via integrity-constraint rules(consistency-maintenance rules) and derivation rules (implicational-inference rules), to facts(premiseless derivation rules).
- XML2000 talk on "The Semantic Web" by TBL
19 - Yjos 50 minute realAudio recording from XML2000 has W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee presenting his vision for the future of the web - a "self-navigable space" of self-described, "machine-understandable" fragments of information in which documents convey meaning through XML markup.
17 - Topicmaps.Org is an independent consortium of parties interested in developing the applicability ofthe Topic Maps Paradigm to the World Wide Web, by leveraging the XML family ofspecifications as required.
- IST Semantic Web Technologies Workshop Report
0 - A summary of some of the key points raised during presentations to the ISTSemantic Web Technologies Workshop held by the Information Society Directorate of theEuropean Commission in Luxembourg on 22nd/23rd November 2000
- Using Topic Maps
40 - Eric Freese, "Using Topic Maps for the representation, management and discovery of knowledge", XML Euorope 2000, June 2000. "...This paper will discuss topic maps and semantic networks and how the two concepts may interrelate. Issues with the topic map standard that make knowledge representation more discussed. Also a semantic network system built on topic maps will be presented."
- SWAG - Semantic Web Agreement Group
38 - The Semantic Web Agreement Group (SWAG) is "creating a stronginfrastructure for the Semantic Web, whilst working with variousmembers of the Web community to ensure data interoperability." Theymaintain "The SWAG Dictionary", a database of terms for the SemanticWeb, and PURL, a site for "permanent URLs".
17 - Dexribe is "a technology that mimics the human knowledge system using a structured information approach. dexribe is a domain-independent and application-independent technology that provides a natural, dynamic, extensible andadaptable system for gathering, storing, organizing and sharing knowledge".Dexribe builds on concepts from XML technologies, Topic maps, RDF, Groves,human memory models, human interactions, knowledge technologies and related areas.
- W3C Semantic Web Activity
21 - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has "officially" announced their Semantic Webactivity. The Semantic Web is "the idea of having data on the web defined and linked in a way that it can beused by machines not just for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data acrossvarious applications."
17 - Mondeca is a company which provides tools encorporating topic maps dor "dynamic content navigation".
- DAML+OIL (March 2001)
18 - A new version of DAML+OIL, the Darpa Agent Markup Language, has been released. DAML+OIL is intended as a language for implementing the "semantic web".
- Scientific American: The Semantic Web
20 - A feature artuicle in the Scientific AMerican on the semantic web.
17 - HyperDAML is a tool whichproduces an HTML hypertext version of a DAML or RDF document,providing fragments for IDs, and links to referenced resources(links to referenced namespaces, classes, and properties maybe added in the future). It is currently a proof-of-conceptimplementation of the Hypertext DAML Ontologies item on theDAML Tools Wishlist (although it is also useful forinstance content). Roughly, HyperDAML does for DAML and RDFwhat Hypermail does for email messages.
14 - A site by Michel Biezunski and Steve Newcomb with information about topic maps and related semantic web technologies.
- Sesame: opening the door to the Semantic Web
17 - Sesame is an RDF Schema-based Repository andQuerying facility. It is being developed by AidministratorNederland bv as one of the key deliverables in theEuropean IST project On-To-Knowledge.Sesame supports expressive querying of RDF data andschema information, using an OQL-style querylanguage, called RQL
- Prolog and RDF
17 - Bijan Parsia has an introduction using Prologro process RDF statementson O'Reilly's XML.com website.
- DAML-S Service Description Ontology
21 - DAML-S is a DAML-based Web service ontology, which supplies Web serviceproviders with a core set of markup language constructs for describing theproperties and capabilities of their Web services in unambiguous,computer-intepretable form. DAML-S markup of Web services will facilitate theautomation of Web service tasks including automated Web service discovery,execution, composition and interoperation. Following the layered approach tomarkup language development, the current version of DAML-S builds on top ofDAML+OIL (March 2001), and subsequent versions will likely build on top ofDAML-L.
- The Semantic Web -- will it work?
22 - An article byGeoffrey Stephenson of Knowledge ExchangeTechnologies offers his opinions on the SW."Although the semantic web is a current high profile notionand is generating much discussion we are at a very early stage indefining the concepts needed and realisable systems that will addvalue. The article has been written to stimulate debate on a numberof controversial issues surrounding the development of the semanticweb. These are based on how the semantic web is being defined by thewide range of "interested parties", and whether the whether theprinciples and solutions being promoted by such pressure groups aretruly innovative or simply a rehash of old concepts which have provedimpossible to implement in the past."
- the KnoW Initiative
15 - A project is under development within the KnoW (Knowledge on theWeb) initiative that will study the relationships, overlaps,differences and complementarities between a number of specificationsthat are relevant to knowledge on the web, including Topic Maps, RDF,DAML, EXIST and NewsML.(El.pub)
19 - ITTALKS.ORG a database driven web site of IT related talks at UMBC andother institutions. The database contains information on seminarevents, people (speakers, hosts, users, ...) Places (rooms,institutions, ...) and dynamically generate web pages and semantic webdescriptions using the Darpa Agent Markup Language (DAML) for thetalks and related information and serves as a focal point for agent-based services relating to these talks. To add you organizationto ittalks.org and receive a domain (e.g., mit.ittalks.org) contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Intellidimention semantic web page
15 - Intellidimention has a site that serves as a public demonstration of RDF Gateway and as a testing ground for practical applications of Semantic Web technologies and ideas. The site aggregates semi-structured information entered by users with information harvested from the Web. Users can edit classes and resources, create formatted queries (views), register sites to be crawled, and specify which sources of information they trust.
- RDF Applications with Prolog
16 - The second in Bijan Parsia's series on RDF and Prolog, this article explores "some of the nitty-gritty of working with RDF in Prolog using the SWI-Prologsystem."
- W3C Web Ontology Working Group
16 - The W3C has established a Web Ontology Working Group as part of itsSemantic Web Activity to focus on the development of a language toextend the semantic reach of current XML and RDF meta-data efforts. Itexpects to design a web ontology language, that builds on current weblanguges that allow the specification of classes and subclasses,properties and subproperties (such as RDFS), but which extends theseconstructs to allow more complex relationships between entitiesincluding: means to limit the properties of classes with respect tonumber and type, means to infer that items with various properties aremembers of a particular class, a well-defined model of propertyinheritance, and similar semantic extensions to the base languages.
- Semantic Web Working Symposium papers and tutorials
17 - The complete proceedings as well as slides from invited talks and tutorials from the Semantic Web Working Symposium are available online. SWWS was held in July 2001 at Stanford University and covered all aspects of the semantic web vision -- the idea of having data on the Web defined andlinked in a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes, butfor automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications.
- KR - XML Declarative Description
17 - XDD is XML declarative description, developed at KnowledgeRepresentation Laboratory (KR-LAB), a research laboratory of ComputerScience and Information Management Program at Asian Institute ofTechnology. XDD is a language which enables representation ofthe semantics of a Web resource. It is founded on a theoretical basisupon which representation and computation of as well as reasoning withXML data can be carried out in a uniform and succinct manner. Itemploys XML syntax as its underlying data structure and enhancesXML's expressive power by employment of Declarative Description(DD) theory. (el.pub)
- Machines to talk intelligently on Web
19 - "Machines to talk intelligently onWeb" is an article by Dan Gilmore in the San Jose Mercury News on the semantic web.
- Markup Languages: Comparison and Examples
25 - Yolanda Gil and Varun Ratnakar of ISI have compiled a comparison tableidentifying the tradeoffs and differences among web markup languages.It compares XML, RDF, and DAML by showing a description and examplesof how each language addresses common knowledge representationrequirements.
- RQL tutorial
18 - RQL is a query language for RDF Schema.
17 - RDQL (RDF Data Query Language)is an implementation of an SQL-like query language for RDF. It treats RDFas data and provides query with triple patterns and constraints over a singleRDF model. The target usage is for scripting and for experimentation in information modelling languages. The language is derived from SquishQL.
16 - email@example.com is a W3C mailing list for the discussion of queries and rules for RDF data.
- Talk SOAP
20 - A Web Techniques, article by Amit Asaravala discusses SOAP and how it could be useful in realizing the semantic web.
- Taxonomies and Topic Maps: Categorization Steps Forward
16 - AN ecMag article on topic maps and the semantic web and their use for information retrieval.
- Technology Review - A Smarter Web
35 - A Smarter Web, Mark Frauenfelder, Technology Review, November 2001"The Web is huge but not very smart. Computer scientists arebeginning to build a "Semantic Web" that understands themeanings that underlie the tangle of information. ..."
- Unified Data Model for XML and RDF
18 - A Web Data Model Unifying XML and RDF (draft),Harold Boley, DFKI, September 19, 2001,."This is a proposal for a unified Web data model that generalizes the data models of both XML and RDF. Such a unification can benefitapplications requiring aspects of both data models, as developed for the Semantic Web ..."
- The semantic web: How RDF will change learning technology standards
17 - "The field of learning technology has entered a phase of intense work onstandardization of learning technology descriptions of various kinds. ... In what way might RDF be useful for learning technology specifications? In what sense does RDF represent the future of meta-data, and how does this affect learning technology? It turns out that the answers to these questions requires revising some of the fundamental assumptions in the learning technology field."
- Dublin Core provide RDF binding
18 - The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative have released two new documentsdescribing how Dublin Core metadata elements can be used with the ResourceDescription Framework (RDF).
16 - Edutella is a peer-to-peer service for the exchange of educationalmetadata. Edutella lives on top of the Semantic Web framework (usingRDF) as a distributed query and search service being implemented inJXTA. An
- Nilsson on Edutella
16 - an interview with Mikael Nilsson on Edutella -- a peer-to-peer service for the exchange of educational metadata using semantic web technology.
- Building The Web of Tomorrow
17 - ABC News story: "Thousands of people are now betting they can build a smarter Web,one where information can be manipulated automatically, without humanintervention."
- Project Oxygen's New Wind
17 - A story from Technology Review on MIT's effort aimed at replacing the PC with ubiquitous — ofteninvisible — computing machines.
- The TAO of Topic Maps
12 - Topic maps are a new ISO standard for describing knowledge structures andassociating them with information resources. As such they constitute an enabling technology for knowledge management. Dubbed"the GPS of the information universe"; topic maps are also destined to provide powerful new ways of navigating large andinterconnected corpora.
- empolis Semantic Web Server
15 - empolis.com has released a SemanticWebServer described as " Combiningpowerful metadata standards such as TopicMaps and RDF with scalableback-end persistence, easy deployment, a SOAP enabled metadata serviceand powerful UI components"
- DAML 102
15 - Introduction to DAML: Part II by Roxane Ouellet, Uche Ogbuji is the second part of a DAML+OIL tutorial on http://xml.com/.
- Defining RDF and DAML+OIL schemata
15 - An article from IBM in which Uche Ogbuji moves on to define RDF and DAML+OIL schemata for the issue tracker application, continuing thediscussion of modeling as he goes along.
- OilEd DAML+OIL Ontology Editor
14 - OilEd is an ontology editor allowing the user to build ontologies using DAML+OIL that has been developed by the University of Manchester. OilEd uses the FaCTreasoner to classify concepthierarchies and perform consistency testing.
- Managing structured Web service metadata
15 - This article by Uche Ogbuji builds on an earlier IBM developerWorks article on using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) to enhanceWSDL, and related to a recent article on using SOAP with RDF. It looks at how updates in WSDL affect thetechniques presented earlier, and draws on the significant discussion of RDF and Web services description to show howdevelopers can use both to their advantage.
- If Ontology, Then Knowledge: Catching Up With WebOnt
15 - An article on XML.COM on the W3C's webont working group.
- RDF Primer
15 - The RDF Core Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium haspublished an primer aiming to provide the reader with an introductionto the semantic web language.
- A Metadata Registry for the Semantic Web
18 - "This article will explore the role of metadata registries and will describe three prototypes,written by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. The article will outline how the prototypes arebeing used to demonstrate and evaluate application scope, functional requirements, andtechnology solutions for metadata registries. "
- DAML 103
15 - This third installment of a series by Uche Ogbuji looking at the DARPA Agent MarkupLanguage provides a quick reference for concepts from RDF, RDF Schema andDAML.
- New Architect: The Languages of the Semantic Web
14 - An overview article by Uche Ogbuj in New.Architect.
- W3C's Web Service Description Usage Scenarios
14 - The W3C's Web ServicesDescription Working Group has released a document which desctibes a number of usage scenarios which will guide its work.
- Top XML : RDF Schemas
14 - A chapter on RDF Schema from "Professional XML Meta Data", Wrox Press Limited, July 2001, ISBN 1861004516
- W3C publishes OWL web ontology drafts
0 - The W3C Web Ontology Working Group has released three first Working Drafts. The Feature Synopsis, Abstract Syntax and Language Reference describe the OWL Web Ontology Language 1.0 and its subset OWL Lite.
- The Semantic Grid
18 - "Our vision of the infrastructure that is needed to support the full richness of the e-Science vision draws on research and development in both theGrid and the Semantic Web, and adopts a service-oriented approach. We call it the Semantic Grid."
15 - RDFWeb explores some interconnected applications of the semantic web. It features a distributed RDF-indexed photo archive, the friend-of-a-friend information linking system, and various other fun things. Feel free to use the RDFWebWikito add links and suggestions.
- Information Research: an international electronic journal
19 - The volume 7 number 4 (July 2002) issue of Information Research is a special issueon the semantic web.
- DAML Query Language
15 - DAML Query Language (DQL) provides a language and protocol for agent-to-agent query-answering dialogues using knowledgerepresented in DAML+OIL potentially involving inference and remote knowledge bases.
- Finding friends with XML and RDF
15 - In an article on IBM's developerworks, Edd Dumbill explores an XML and RDF application known as Friend-of-a-Friend(FOAF). FOAF allows the expression of personal information and relationships, and is a useful building block for creating information systems that support online communities. Code samples demonstrate the basics.
- Architectural Principles of the World Wide Web
15 - The W3C has published a "Working Draft" laying out the principles thatall agents in the web should follow to create the large-scale effectof a shared information space. Comments and feed back is sought.
- RDF Concepts and Abstract Data Model
19 - The W3C has released a draft of a document defining the abstract graph syntax onwhich RDF is based, and which serves to link its XML serialization toits formal semantics. Comments are sought.
- Semantic Web Club
18 - SemanText is a prototype application developed by Eric Freese in Python to demonstrate how the topic map standard (ISO/IEC 13250:2000) can be used to represent semantic networks.
- Human-facing Web services, Part 1: WXSL
19 - WSXL is a Web services-centric component model for interactive Web applications. This model is encapsulates the aims of the WSIA committee, and focuses on user experiences with remote portals via interactive human-facing applications running on multiple distribution channels.
- SMORE semantic web markup editor
20 - SMORE - Semantic Markup, Ontology, and RDF Editor
- DAML-S 0.7 Release
22 - DAML-S is a DAML-based Web service ontology, which supplies Web service providers with a core set of markup language constructs for
- The Semantic Web... in Haiku
19 - If you are still trying to figure
- Sosigenes -- an XML Project for Calendar Support
21 - Sosigenes is an open-source Java package to aid in reading calendars encoded as XML encapsulation of RFC 2445 (iCalendar) calendars.
- Semantic web challenge
718 - The International Semantic Web Conference is sponsoring a challenge
- PC Forum and the Semantic Web
24 - The Semantic Web and the development of Web services were among the chief topics of discussion at PC Forum in Arizona in March 2003.
- Ontology Building: A Survey of Editing Tools
20 - This article on XML.COM discusses ontologies and the semantic web and includes the results of an extensive survey of tools for building and maintaining ontologies.
- Web Ontology Language (OWL) Guide
15 - The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is intended to provide a language that can be used to describe the classes and relations between them that are
- OWL Abstract Syntax and Semantics
18 - The W3C has released a document describing the abstract syntax and semantics of the OWL Web Ontology Language and also OWL lite, a subset of OWL.
- TAP semantic web building framework
14 - TAP's goals are to enable the Semantic Web by providing some simple
- Jena: A Semantic Web Toolkit
15 - Brian McBride, Jena: A Semantic Web Toolkit, IEEE Internet Computing, v6n6, Nov/Dec 2002.
- DAML+OIL: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web
15 - Deborah L. McGuinness, Richard Fikes, James Hendler, and Lynn Andrea Stein, DAML+OIL: An Ontology Language for the Semantic Web,
26 - Trellis is an interactive environment developed at USC's ISI that allows users to add their observations, viewpoints, and conclusions as they analyze information by making
- Sematic Web Services Consortium
22 - The International Joint Semantic Web Services ad hoc Consortium (SWSC) has the objective of developing standards to support intelligent web services.
- TBL on Standards, Semantics and Survival
22 - Slides from a talk by Tim Berners-Lee on the semantic web given at the Software and Information Industry Association meeeting in New York. The Semantic Web Wave slide is particulary nice.
- LoPiX - logic programming meets XML
25 - LoPiX is an implementation of the XML querying and data manipulation language XPathLog (itself based on F-logic) done at Freiburg.
- DAML+OIL Plug-in for Protege
25 - SRI has released an enhanced version of a DAML+OIL plug in for the popular protege KB editor and browser.
- The Social Meaning of RDF
25 - The RDF Concepts and Abstract Syntax specification says that an RDF graph has two kinds of meaning: a formal and a social meaning....The social meaning is the
- Semantic web annotation and authoring
28 - This site from U. Karlsruhe has information on research, issues, and tools relating to semantic web authoring and annotation.
- Semantic World - The Data Semantics Community
27 - Semantic World is a web community dedicated to the use of semantic information management methods in industry. Semantic World will include relevant news and analysis, a comprehensive resource center, and interactive forums for practitioners of semantic methodologies to share experiences, problems, and initiatives. Semantic World aims to support and influence developing standards for ontology modeling, semantic mapping, and the use of semantic information management methods in IT.
- OWL and RDF tutorials
28 - Roger Costello and David Jacobs of MITRE have written some powerpoint tutorials
- Blogging meets the semantic web
26 - HP Labs in Bristol is experimenting with the use of semantic web markup (RDFS) in a blog.
- Semantic Web Services Initiative
25 - SWSI is a consortium of researchers funded by DARPA and the EU with the goal of developing languages and architectures for semantic web sevices.
- Semantic web overview presentations
592 - Some good HTML presentations on the semantic web are available from the recent DARPA sponsored Semantic Web for Military Users workshop held in May 2003.
- History of RDF
548 - Tim Bray describes the history of RDF and offers a challenge.
- Creating OWL-Enhanced Applications
713 - Slides from Roger Costello (MITRE) on how to create robust, extensible applications using the semantic web language OWL.
- Protege OWL Plugin
690 - The goal of this plugin is to supply Protégé with full support for the Semantic Web ontology language OWL, including export and import of OWL files
13 - Inference Web (IW) is a framework for explaining Semantic Web reasoning tasks by storing, exchanging, combining, annotating, comparing and rendering proofs and proof fragments provided by reasoners embedded in Semantic Web applications and facilities.