Introduction to the Semantic Web

Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices
München, 17 June, 2003

Slides of the presentation held in München, Germany, on the 17 June, 2003 at the W3C Semantic Tour event, organized by the W3C Office for Germany & Austria, within the framework of the IST-2000-28767 Question-How project.

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  1. [Title Page]
  2. Towards a Semantic Web
  3. What Is Needed?
  4. Problem Example
  5. Statements
  6. Resource Description Framework
  7. Simple RDF statements
  8. URI-s Play a Fundamental Role
  9. Adding a new predicate
  10. More on RDF
  11. Merge shown as graphs
  12. Binding RDF to an XML Resource
  13. Use of RDF in our example
  14. RDF or XML?
  15. RDF is not Enough...
  16. Possible Issues to Handle
  17. Ontologies
  18. W3C's Ontology Language (OWL)
  19. An Example in OWL
  20. Deduction Possibilities
  21. OWL Examples: Classes
  22. OWL Examples: Properties
  23. Property Characterizations
  24. Miscellaneous possibilities
  25. However: Ontologies are Hard!
  26. Semantic Web Stack
  27. Available Specifications: Primers
  28. Available Specifications: RDF
  29. Available Specifications: Ontology
  30. Public Fora at W3C
  31. Some Tools
  32. SW Application Examples
  33. SW Application Examples (cont)
  34. SW Application Examples (cont)
  35. Further Information