Introduction to the Semantic Web

Ivan Herman, W3C Head of Offices
Brussels, 19 April, 2004

Slides of the presentation given at the Open Group Conference “Boundaryless Information Flow: Managing the Flow”, on the 19th of April, 2004, in Brussels, Belgium.

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Table of Content:

  1. [Title Page]
  2. Towards a Semantic Web
  3. Example: Searching
  4. Example: Automatic Assistant
  5. Example: Data(base) Integration
  6. Example: Digital Libraries
  7. Example: Semantics of Web Services
  8. A Common Motto…
  9. What Is Needed?
  10. Problem Example
  11. Statements
  12. Resource Description Framework
  13. Simple RDF statements
  14. URI-s Play a Fundamental Role
  15. More on RDF
  16. Use of RDF in our example
  17. RDF is not Enough…
  18. Possible Issues to Handle
  19. Ontologies
  20. W3C’s Ontology Language (OWL)
  21. An Example in OWL
  22. Deduction Possibilities
  23. Further Possibilities in OWL
  24. The Work is Going On…
  25. SW Applications
  26. SW Application Examples
  27. SW Application Examples (cont)
  28. SW Application Examples (cont)
  29. SW Application Examples (cont)
  30. SW Application Examples (cont)
  31. SW Application Examples (cont)
  32. SW Application Examples (cont)
  33. Available Specifications: Primers
  34. Further infos
  35. Some Tools
  36. Is SW Research?
  37. Where Does the Metadata Come From?
  38. Further Information