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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, 2nd Edition by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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Getting Started

Often the first step of a journey is the most difficult one. How can you start the construction of a useful semantic model? Broadly speaking, there are three ways to get started, and the first comes directly from the nature of a web. Why build something if it is already available on the Web? One of the easiest ways to begin a modeling project is to find models on the Web that suit your needs. The second way is to leverage information assets that already have value for your organization.

It is not uncommon for an organization to have schemas, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, or other information organization artifacts that can provide an excellent source of vetted information for a semantic model. The third way is to engineer ...

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