Here we list a set of materials of particular interest to people new to the semantic web. Let's try to keep these lists short and of high value.
RDF and OWL
- "Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist", by Dean Allemang and Jim Hendler (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008) is a good one for a practical introduction - it's much more readable than the RDF specs on the WC3 site.
- Programming the Semantic Web
- A Semantic Web Primer (Cooperative Information Systems) (also available as an eBook?)
- Practical RDF (personal opinion from Jon CR – this book makes a good case for RDF but is very confusing in describing serializations)
More coming on this topic soon...
people & organizations
- SWRC, a descendant of KA2; expands on FOAF
- DOAP - Description of a Project (wikipedia says used in the Mozilla project page)
- mapping zotero to bibontology
From Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse 2009
- myExperiment: An Ontology for e-Research, Newman D., Bechhofer S, De Roure D. (2009)
- SWAN/SIOC: Aligning Scientific Discourse Representation and Social Semantics, Passant A., Ciccarese P., Breslin J., Clark T. (2009)
Many if not most ontology efforts are focused on defining logical relationships among concepts and terminology, where the concepts are the classes in the ontology and properties encode distinct relationships among the concepts, including general notions of part of, member of, broader/narrower, or more specialized relationships suchs those between symptoms and a disease, or between a disease and its carrier.
- Neuroscience Information Framework, as described for a NCBO webinar series announcement, Maryanne Martone, 11/4/09: Search through the NIF portal is enhanced through the utilization of a comprehensive ontology (NIFSTD) covering major domains in neuroscience, including diseases, brain anatomy, cell types, subcellular anatomy, small molecules, techniques and resource descriptors. Through the NIFSTD vocabularies, users can expand search using synonyms and related terms and resource providers. NIFSTD also provides a large neuroscience-centered vocabulary for resource providers to utilize when building or annotating tools and data. In the past year, the NIF has undergone a significant upgrade in both functionality and content. New features make it easier to search across the NIF information sources and to organize and view results. The NIF vocabularies continue to be enhanced and expanded. Tools for resource providers to make their tools and data available through NIF have been improved. NIF has also made available a set of community tools whereby neuroscientists can contribute their knowledge and expertise, including the Neurolex Wiki, a semantically enhanced Wiki where each page represents a NIFSTD concept.
- MeSH Ontology in OWL Format
- The AKT portal and support ontologies were used as a foundation for VIVO's ontology work
- Bibliographic Knowledge Network and its BibJSON spec, managed by Fred Giasson of the Bibontology project; Jim Pitman of the project has been in touch with Mike, Ying, and Jon
- mapping from Zotero to Bibontology
- Knowledge Reef system (apparently discontinued, though Medha has had contacts from a Peter Neubauer about synergies with VIVO) - a white paper Recommender System to Support the Scholarly Communication Process describes a scholarly work ontology