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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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CHAPTER 4 Semantic Web Application Architecture

So far, we have seen how RDF can represent data in a distributed way across the Web. As such, it forms the basis for the Semantic Web, a web of data in which Anyone can say Anything about Any topic. The focus of this book is modeling on the Semantic Web: describing and defining distributed data in such a way that the data can be brought back together in a useful and meaningful way. In a book about only modeling, one could say that there is no room for a discussion of system architecture—the components of a computer system that can actually use these models in useful applications. But this book is for the working ontologist who builds models so that they can be used. But used for what? These models ...

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