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Issue No.03 - May/June (2008 vol.23)
pp: 20-28
Enrico Motta , Open University
Marta Sabou , Open University
Sofia Angeletou , Open University
Laurian Gridinoc , Open University
Vanessa Lopez , Open University
Davide Guidi , Open University
First-generation Semantic Web applications typically use one ontology—or at most, a few—that ontology engineers built, selected, and integrated at design time. In contrast, the next generation of Semantic Web applications will dynamically exploit the Semantic Web as a large-scale source of distributed knowledge. The authors have implemented several next-generation applications and have gained, in the process, insights about the Semantic Web's current status, strengths, and limitations. An analysis of their initial results also indicates near-future directions for the Semantic Web, as well as upcoming challenges and opportunities. This article is part of a special issue called Semantic Web Update.
Semantic Web, Semantic Web applications, Semantic Web gateway
Enrico Motta, Marta Sabou, Sofia Angeletou, Laurian Gridinoc, Vanessa Lopez, Davide Guidi, "Toward a New Generation of Semantic Web Applications", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.23, no. 3, pp. 20-28, May/June 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.54
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