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

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The Semantic Web is based on some radical notions of information sharing. These ideas provide for an environment in which information sharing can thrive and a network effect of knowledge synergy is possible. But this style of information gathering creates a chaotic landscape rife with confusion, disagreement, and conflict. However, modeling provides an answer to this problem. Modeling is the process of organizing information for community use. Modeling supports this in three ways: it provides a framework for human communication, a means for explaining conclusions, and a structure for managing varying viewpoints. In the context of the Semantic Web, modeling is an ongoing process. At any point in time, some knowledge is well structured ...

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