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From Chapter 1

The Quest for Semantics

of Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies:

In this chapter, we explain the basic motivations and ideas underlying Semantic Web technologies as presented in this book, along with some of the history of these ideas. This gentle introduction prepares the stage for the more technical parts that are covered in subsequent chapters.


  • Building Models
  • Calculating with Knowledge
  • Exchanging Information
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Further Reading