Digital Libraries and Web-Based Information Systems''
Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Stanford University

Abstract: Digital Libraries and Web-Based Information Systems

It has long been realised that the web could benefit from having its content understandable and available in a machine processable form, and it is widely agreed that ontologies will play a key role in providing much enabling infrastructure to support this goal. In this chapter, we review briefly a selected history of description logics in web-based information systems, and the more recent developments related to OIL, DAML+OIL and the semantic web. OIL and DAML+OIL are ontology languages specifically designed for use on the web; they exploit existing web standards (XML, RDF, and RDFS), adding the formal rigor of a description logic and the ontological primitives of object oriented and frame based systems.

Ian Horrocks, Deborah L. McGuinness and Chris Welty. `` Digital Libraries and Web-Based Information Systems''. Franz Baader, Deborah McGuinness, Daniele Nardi, and Peter Patel-Schneider, editors The Description Logic Handbook: Theory, Implementation, and Applications. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

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