Programming the Semantic Web
Build Flexible Applications with Graph Data
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: July 2009
Pages: 302

With this book, the promise of the Semantic Web -- in which machines can find, share, and combine data on the Web -- is not just a technical possibility, but a practical reality Programming the Semantic Web demonstrates several ways to implement semantic web applications, using current and emerging standards and technologies. You'll learn how to incorporate existing data sources into semantically aware applications and publish rich semantic data.

Each chapter walks you through a single piece of semantic technology and explains how you can use it to solve real problems. Whether you're writing a simple mashup or maintaining a high-performance enterprise solution,Programming the Semantic Web provides a standard, flexible approach for integrating and future-proofing systems and data.

This book will help you:

  • Learn how the Semantic Web allows new and unexpected uses of data to emerge
  • Understand how semantic technologies promote data portability with a simple, abstract model for knowledge representation
  • Become familiar with semantic standards, such as the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the Web Ontology Language (OWL)
  • Make use of semantic programming techniques to both enrich and simplify current web applications
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      2.0

      Good book, but no website any more

      By Dave K

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming the Semantic Web:

        Good content, but not difficult to use the examples since the web site they refer to no longer exists.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best intro book on Semantic Web

        By dmarzan

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        Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming the Semantic Web:

        Excelente book on sematic web. This book is very practical with lots of samples in how to apply semantic web in your projects. I am very new to this world and I can say that this is the perfect introductory book on the subject. I have read other books from the same author Toby and he invites you to gets your hands dirty with his samples and not too much theory which for me is ideal.

         
        4.0

        badly needed book

        By davidjensen

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        This book is a badly needed link between the exhaustive theorizing on the semantic web and practical implementation. I think, however, the examples could have been less exhaustive. The semantic web is an important add on to ordinary programming, not a replacement for it. Python is a very good language for the semantic web. This book could be expanded into a more extensive tutorial.

        semprog.com, where the code is, was not available.

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        3.0

        PYSESAME IS NOT WORKING

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        The pysesame script is not working. Any help is welcome

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        4.0

        [@] still unavailable!

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming the Semantic Web:

          A very readable intro to Semantic Web programming. The web site is unavailable. O'Reilly how about housing the downloadable content at oreilly.com??

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                Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming the Semantic Web:

                This book represents the classic chasm between practical development and theory. I read programming books non-stop, and I credit the basic language books from O'Reilly for helping me become a decent programmer, but this one could have been better.

                I wanted to like this book as much as I wanted to like Collective Intelligence. I found them both wanting, neither rigorous enough nor practical enough to make me an expert or a better programmer. Both walk the middle road of mediocrity by trying to do too much.

                If you're called to architect a new search engine or product auto suggest for your company on a Friday, and it's due the following Monday, perhaps you can use this book to get up to speed quickly – and you can steal the triples code directly.

                If not, you can probably skip both books.

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                4.0

                Someone finally pushed the snowball

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                  Comments about O'Reilly Media Programming the Semantic Web:

                  I was so pleased that Toby, Colin, and Jamie were willing to share their collective knowledge on developing semantics. Working towards a semantic solution has been quite challenging since most of the information out there is obscure. This book has definitely provided the light at the end of the funnel. Thanks guys, I truly appreciate it!

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