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Semantic Web links

W3C sources
The World Wide Web Consortium - the W3C portal with links to W3C activities
The W3C Semantic Web Activity page
The views of Tim Berners-Lee
Semantic Web roadmap
World Wide Web Design Issues
Organisations - the Semantic Web Community Portal, maintained by Stefan Decker
Ontology.Org - Enabling Virtual Business - a business & technology forum to help accelerate the adoption of e-commerce in areas such as procurement, supply chain, value chain, virtual community, brokerage and syndication. - the Homepage of the DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) Program - a forum for XML-based business solutions, organized by OASIS , the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
XMLfr - a French XML forum
Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) - a non-profit organisation aimed at producing standards for the interoperation of heterogeneous software agents
AgentLink - an IST-funded Network of Excellence for agent-based computing and its Special Interest Goup on Intelligent Information Agents
Project links and bibliographies
Project Aristotle(sm): Automated Categorization of Web Resources - a list of Web projects and project publications
KBS/Ontology Projects Worldwide - references to knowledge-base projects, groups, and related material (mailing lists, journals, proceedings, conferences and workshops)
Formal Ontology and Conceptual Analysis : A Structured Bibliography - compiled by Massimiliano Carrara (University of Padova) and Nicola Guarino (LADSEB-CNR, Padova)
Selected projects
On-To-Knowledge - Content-driven Knowledge-Management through Evolving Ontologies (IST project)
IBROW - An Intelligent Brokering Service for Knowledge-Component Reuse on the World-Wide Web (IST project)
LEAP - Lightweight Extensible Agent Platform (IST project)
EXMO - Computer mediated exchange of structured knowledge (INRIA Grenoble)
ACACIA - Acquisition des connaissances pour l'assistance a la conception par interaction entre agents (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
C-Web - Supporting Community-Webs (Community Web, INRIA)
KIRMIT - Knowledge-based Indexing and Retrieval of Multimedia Information (SWI, University of Amsterdam and IMSE, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
SHOE - Simple HTML Ontology Extensions (University of Maryland)
AKT - 'Advanced Knowledge Technologies' to support organizational knowledge management (Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC))
Protege-2000 - tools for ontology construction and knowledge editing (interdiciplinary Stanford Medical Informatics initiative)
Non-technical or survey articles
The Semantic Web: A Primer (and more articles from , such as Primed for the Semantic Web )
XML and the Second Generation Web (Scientific American, feature article, May 1999)
Is There an Intelligent Agent in Your Future? (by James Hendler, Nature, March 1999)
The future of television: Metadata in the new millenium (Broadcast Engineering, December 1999)
Semantic Research for Digital Libraries (DLib Magazine, October 1999
XML resources & tutorials
Extensible Markup Language (XML) - the W3C XML entry point - resources, tutorials, guides, toolboxes, events, ...
XMLephant - 'the big XML resource'
Apache XML Project - open source XML software - Tutorials on XMLSchema and XSL
XML School - introductory texts and tutorials
RDF resources & tutorials
Resource Description Framework (RDF) - the W3C RDF entry point
Dave Beckett's Resource Description Framework (RDF) Resource Guide (examples, documents, software, tools and projects)
RDF survey - a comprehensive list of links to RDF resources
An introduction to RDF - Exploring the standard for Web-based metadata (introductory text by Uche Ogbuji )
RDF Site Summary (RSS) - a lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format
Notation 3 - Ideas about Web Architecture - yet another notation (by Tim Berners-Lee)
Ontology resources & tutorials
Ontologies for the Semantic Web - maintained by Alexander Maedche & York Sure
Ontology Inference Layer OIL - a web-based representation and inference layer for ontologies
Descriptive and Formal Ontology - a slightly philosophical approach with useful links - the Markup Languages and Ontologies page at
AI Techniques for Knowledge Management - tutorial including ontologies in a corporate knowledge management context
Agent resources
Agent-Based Systems - a 'small' portal maintained by Sverker Janson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Intelligent Agents WWW sites - references to agent R&D compiled by Gary Spiers of Lancaster University
multiagent-bookmarks - maintained on by Jose M. Vidal (University of South Carolina)
DAML-0-5 - W3C discussion document on the Darpa Agent Markup Language
Multimedia special
The MPEG Home Page
MPEG-7 (Multimedia Content Description Interface) - a 'small' MPEG7 portal
SMIL Synchronized Multimedia - the W3C multimedia page
NEuroNet Roadmap - on the Use of Neural Networks and Other Computational Intelligence Techniques in Intelligent Multimedia Systems ( NEuroNet : Network of Excellence in Neural Networks)
Multimedia - notes and pointers
Mobile special
CC/PP W3C Working Group (RDF-based framework for the management of device profile information)
WAP Wireless Markup Language Specification (WML)
Designing Wireless Information Services (Book by Johan Hjelm)
Related approaches / initiatives
Topic Maps
Notion System
The Data Grid (IST project) - part of a global scientific computing initiative to share computing and data resources across widely distributed scientific communities

Last updated: 30|05|2002

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