Free Semantics and Ontology Ebook
August 16, 2012
Considering the pace of change within the field of semantic technologies, professionals need all the tools they can get just to keep up. One free resource that may help: “Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL” is available at BookShared.com. The description specifies:
“Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist is the essential, comprehensive resource on semantic modeling, for practitioners in health care, artificial intelligence, finance, engineering, military intelligence, enterprise architecture, and more. Focused on developing useful and reusable models, this market-leading book explains how to build semantic content (ontologies) and how to build applications that access that content.”
The second edition of the book has some useful enhancements. It covers the most recent semantic Web tools, includes details about the latest ontologies for prominent Web applications, and supplies more detailed examples than the first edition had.
Authors Dean Allemang and Jim Hendler developed a successful Semantic Web training series through consulting firm TopQuadrant. Allemang is that company’s chief scientist, and has served as an invited expert on a number of international review boards, including a review of the world’s largest Semantic Web research institute, Digital Enterprise Research Institute. Hendler is the Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he writes prolifically on the topics of artificial intelligence, the semantic Web, agent-based computing, and Web science. Hendler has been advising the US government on the Data.gov project.
Cynthia Murrell, August 16, 2012