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Service interface description languages such as WSDL, and related standards, are evolving rapidly to provide a foundation for interoperation between Web services. At the same time, Semantic Web service technologies, such as the Ontology Web Language for Services (OWLS), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications.(More)
Watson is a gateway to the Semantic Web: it collects, analyzes and gives access to ontologies and semantic data available online. Its objective is to support the development of next generation Semantic Web applications that dynamically select, combine and exploit the knowledge published on the Semantic Web. We present the design of Watson, which have been(More)
The reasoning tasks that can be performed with semantic web service descriptions depend on the quality of the domain ontologies used to create these descriptions. However, building such domain ontologies is a time consuming and difficult task.We describe an automatic extraction method that learns domain ontologies for web service descriptions from textual(More)
Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page. Is Question Answering fit for the Semantic Web?: a Survey. Abstract. With the recent rapid growth of the Semantic Web(More)
In this short paper, we examine current Semantic Web application and we highlight what we see as a shift away from first generation Semantic Web applications, towards a new generation of applications, designed to exploit the large amounts of heterogeneous semantic markup, which are increasingly becoming available. Our analysis aims both to highlight the(More)
Although research on integrating semantics with the Web started almost as soon as the Web was in place, a concrete Semantic Web that is, a large-scale collection of distributed semantic metadata emerged only over the past four to five years. The Semantic Web's embryonic nature is reflected in its existing applications. Most of these applications tend to(More)
The Semantic Web is an extension of the current World Wide Web, based on the idea of exchanging information with explicit, formal and machine-accessible descriptions of meaning. Providing information with such semantics will enable the construction of applications that have an increased awareness of what is contained in the information they process and that(More)
Ontology mapping plays an important role in bridging the semantic gap between distributed and heterogeneous data sources. As the Semantic Web slowly becomes real and the amount of online semantic data increases, a new generation of tools is developed that automatically find and integrate this data. Unlike in the case of earlier tools where mapping has been(More)
Peer-to-Peer systems are a new paradigm for information sharing and some systems have successfully been deployed. It has been argued that current Peer-to-Peer systems suffer from the lack of semantics. The SWAP project (Semantic Web and Peer-to-Peer) aims at overcoming this problem by combining the Peer-to-Peer paradigm with Semantic Web technologies. In(More)