A Portrait of the Semantic Web in Action


the Web pages to the extent required to perform the desired tasks. An alternative is to change the Web to make it more understandable by machines, thereby creating a Semantic Web. Many researchers believe the key to building this new Web lies in the development of semantically enriched languages. Early languages, such as the resource description framework,1 Simple HTML Ontology Extensions (SHOE),2 and Ontobroker,3 have led to more recent efforts, such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Agent Markup Language (DAML). Some say that languages such as these will revolutionize the Web. If so, how will the new Web work? In this article, we put a Semantic Web language through its paces and try to answer questions about how people can use it, such as:

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@article{Heflin2001APO, title={A Portrait of the Semantic Web in Action}, author={Jeff Heflin and James A. Hendler}, journal={IEEE Intelligent Systems}, year={2001}, volume={16}, pages={54-59} }