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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 RDF: An Introduction

    1. The Semantic Web and RDF: A Brief History

    2. The Specifications

    3. When to Use and Not Use RDF

    4. Some Uses of RDF/XML

    5. Related Technologies

    6. Going Forward

  2. Chapter 2 RDF: Heart and Soul

    1. The Search for Knowledge

    2. The RDF Triple

    3. The Basic RDF Data Model and the RDF Graph

    4. URIs

    5. RDF Serialization: N3 and N-Triples

    6. Talking RDF: Lingo and Vocabulary

  3. Chapter 3 The Basic Elements Within the RDF/XML Syntax

    1. Serializing RDF to XML

    2. RDF Blank Nodes

    3. URI References

    4. Representing Structured Data with rdf:value

    5. The rdf:type Property

    6. RDF/XML Shortcuts

    7. More on RDF Data Types

    8. RDF/XML: Separate Documents or Embedded Blocks

  4. Chapter 4 Specialized RDF Relationships: Reification, Containers, and Collections

    1. Containers

    2. Collections

    3. Reification: The RDF Big Ugly

  5. Chapter 5 Important Concepts from the W3C RDF Vocabulary/Schema

    1. RDF Vocabulary: Describing the Data

    2. Core RDF Schema Elements

    3. Refining RDF Vocabularies with Constraints

    4. RDF Schema Alternatives

  6. Chapter 6 Creating an RDF Vocabulary

    1. How RDF Vocabularies Differ from XML Vocabularies

    2. Defining the Vocabulary: Business and Scope

    3. Defining the Vocabulary: Elements

    4. Formalizing the Vocabulary with RDFS

    5. Integrating the Dublin Core

  7. Chapter 7 Editing, Parsing, and Browsing RDF/XML

    1. BrownSauce

    2. Parsers

    3. Editors

  8. Chapter 8 Jena: RDF in Java

    1. Overview of the Classes

    2. Creating and Serializing an RDF Model

    3. Parsing and Querying an RDF Document

    4. In-Memory Versus Persistent Model Storage

  9. Chapter 9 RDF and Perl, PHP, and Python

    1. RDF/XML and Perl

    2. RDF API for PHP

    3. RDF and Python: RDFLib

  10. Chapter 10 Querying RDF: RDF as Data

    1. RDF and the Relational Data Model

    2. Roots: rdfDB QL

    3. Inkling and SquishQL

    4. RDQL

    5. Sesame

  11. Chapter 11 A Brief Look at Additional RDF Application Environments

    1. RDF and C#

    2. Wilbur — RDF API CLOS

    3. Overview of Redland—a Multilanguage-Based RDF Framework

    4. Redfoot

  12. Chapter 12 Ontologies: RDF Business Models

    1. Why Ontology?

    2. Brief History of the Ontology Movement

    3. OWL Use Cases and Requirements

    4. OWL Specifications

    5. Basic Constructs of OWL

    6. Bits of Knowledge: More Complex OWL Constructs

    7. The Complementary Nature of RDF and OWL

    8. Ontology Tools: Editors

  13. Chapter 13 Subscription and Aggregation with RSS

    1. RSS: Quick History

    2. RSS 1.0: A Quick Introduction

    3. A Detailed Look at the Specification

    4. Extending the Specification Through Modules

    5. The RSS Modules

    6. RSS Aggregators

    7. Creating Your Own RSS Content

    8. Build Your Own RSS Consumer

    9. Merging RDF/RSS Files

  14. Chapter 14 A World of Uses: Noncommercial Applications Based on RDF

    1. Mozilla

    2. Creative Commons License

    3. MIT's DSpace System Documentation

    4. FOAF: Friend-of-a-Friend

  15. Chapter 15 A World of Uses: Commercial Uses of RDF/XML

    1. Chandler: RDF Within an Open Source PIM

    2. RDF Gateway, a Commercial RDF Database

    3. Siderean Software's Seamark

    4. Plugged In Software's Tucana Knowledge Store

    5. RDF and Adobe: XMP

    6. What's It All Mean?

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