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The Semantic Web

Real-World Applications from Industry

  • Jorge Cardoso
  • Martin Hepp
  • Miltiadis D. Lytras
  • Designed to create platforms for bringing experts together (key government representatives, industry and academia) from different countries, to compile the most recent use of semantics and ontologies

  • Includes the real benefits to be derived from the adoption of semantic web ontologies in real world situations


Part of the Semantic Web And Beyond Computing for Human Experience book series (ADSW, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Semantic Enterprises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jorge Cardoso, Miltiadis Lytras, Martin Hepp
      Pages 3-15
    3. Susie Stephens
      Pages 17-37
  3. Finance And Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Rubén Lara, Iván Cantador, Pablo Castells
      Pages 41-74
    3. Jose Manuel Gómez-Pérez, Richard Benjamins, Mercedes Blázquez, Jesús Contreras, María Jesús Fernández, Diego Patón et al.
      Pages 75-93
  4. Healthcare And Life Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Vipul Kashyap, Kei-Hoi Cheung, Donald Doherty, Matthias Samwald, M. Scott Marshall, Joanne Luciano et al.
      Pages 97-122
    3. A. Sheth, S. Agrawal, J. Lathem, N. Oldham, H. Wingate, P. Yadav et al.
      Pages 123-140
  5. Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Anne Monceaux, Ambjörn Naeve, Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Elena GarciaBarriocanal, Sinuhé Arroyo, Joanna Guss
      Pages 143-167
  6. Business And Customer Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Jürgen Angele, Michael Gesmann
      Pages 191-208
    3. Christian Drumm, Jens Lemcke, Daniel Oberle
      Pages 209-239
  7. Enterprise Management And Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. José Arancón, Luis Polo, Diego Berrueta, François-Marie Lesaffre, Nicolàs de Abajo, Antonio Campos
      Pages 243-272
    3. Richard Scott Patterson, John A. Miller, Jorge Cardoso, Mike Davis
      Pages 273-306
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-308

About this book


Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry offers a glimpse into the opening door of semantic technologies by means of concentrated examples of semantic applications in real business environments.  For quite a while, there has been evidence from academic research and early industrial prototypes that semantic technology can help humans and machines substantially in accessing and using the unprecedented, and exponentially growing, amount of information that the World Wide Web provides. Now semantic technology is moving from academic and industrial research into real products and applications.  This book provides a series of case studies which demonstrate how real benefits can be derived from the adoption of semantic technology in popular business domains, such as telecommunication, B2B integration, healthcare, education, and others.

Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry summarizes state-of-the art expertise and practical experiences from outstanding technology showcases. This volume was written as a joint effort of leading experts in the field of semantic technology from various backgrounds and countries, including industry, academia, and government agencies. It combines a detailed description of the challenges and technical solutions with a discussion of the actual results and a wealth of lessons learned, which will be invaluable for future investments into semantic technology.

Semantic Web: Real-World Applications from Industry was designed for industry professionals and researchers interested in the current state and future of semantic technology. This book is also suitable as a secondary advanced-level text or reference for students in computer science.

Foreword by Michael L. Brodie, Chief Scientist, Verizon Communications, Cambridge, USA



Applications Bridge Education Experiences Ontologies Semantic Web Services Telecommunication Use Cases knowledge management learning ontology search engine marketing (SEM) security semantic web semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Cardoso
    • 1
  • Martin Hepp
    • 2
  • Miltiadis D. Lytras
    • 3
  1. 1.Department de Matematica e EngenhariasUniversidade da MadeiraPortugal
  2. 2.Universität Innsbruck Digital Enterprise Research InstituteAustria
  3. 3.University of Patras Research Academic Computer Tech Inst.Computer Engineering & Informatics Dept.PatrasGreece

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