Semantic Web For Dummies
By Jeffrey T. Pollock
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2009
Pages: 384

Get up to speed on the most exciting evolution in the history of the Internet

Meet the Web of tomorrow — today! The Semantic Web completely changes how we interact with data in the vastness of the Internet. So whether you're a consumer doing research online, a business owner who wants to offer your customers the most useful Web site, or an IT manager eager to understand Semantic Web solutions, this book is the place to start!

  • What's Web 3.0? — explore how the Internet has evolved and where it's going
  • Change is coming — know how the typical Internet user will recognize the effects of the Semantic Web

  • Data or documents? — see how the Semantic Web is about data while the "old" Internet was about documents

  • It's business — explore the data Web's many benefits to businesses

  • Speak the language — get into the languages that make it all work: Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL)

  • Jobs, jobs, jobs — sneak a peek at the variety of information workers that will be needed in our data-driven economy

  • Some geeky stuff — tour the architectures, strategies, and standards involved in Semantic Web technology

  • Already there — look at existing Semantic Web sites

Open the book and find:

  • What defines Web 3.0
  • A quick primer on tech specifications

  • How business will change as the Semantic Web takes hold

  • Ten common Semantic Web myths

  • How to sort the hype from the reality

  • Interesting case studies of early Semantic Web successes

  • Key priorities for CIOs

  • How familiar technologies fit with the Semantic Web

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