Resource Description Framework

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This chapter introduces Resource Description Framework (RDF), the W3C recommendation for semantic annotations in the Semantic Web. It will cover the syntax and semantics of RDF, as well as its relation with the W3C OWL Web Ontology Language. To address the mismatch between RDF and OWL-DL, the most expressive decidable fragment of the OWL standard, we introduce a novel variant of RDF(S), called RDFS-FA, which provides a solid semantic foundation for many of the latest Description Logic-based SW ontology languages, such as OWL-DL and OWL2-DL.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Ontologies
EditorsSteffen Staab, Rudi Studer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-92673-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-49995-5
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Handdbooks on Information Systems (INFOSYS)
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg


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