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On the emergent Semantic Web and overlooked issues

Kalfoglou, Yannis; Alani, Harith; Schorlemmer, Marco and Walton, Chris (2004). On the emergent Semantic Web and overlooked issues. In: 3rd International Semantic Web Conference, 7-11 Nov 2004, Hiroshima, Japan, Springer LNCS, pp. 576–591.

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Abstract

The emergent Semantic Web, despite being in its infancy, has already received a lotof attention from academia and industry. This resulted in an abundance of prototype systems and discussion most of which are centred around the underlying infrastructure. However, when we critically review the work done to date we realise that there is little discussion with respect to the vision of the Semantic Web. In particular, there is an observed dearth of discussion on how to deliver knowledge sharing in an environment such as the Semantic Web in effective and efficient manners. There are a lot of overlooked issues, associated with agents and trust to hidden assumptions made with respect to knowledge representation and robust reasoning in a distributed environment. These issues could potentially hinder further development if not considered at the early stages of designing Semantic Web systems. In this perspectives paper, we aim to help engineers and practitioners of the Semantic Web by raising awareness of these issues.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20046
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 13:05
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 11:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20046
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