Chapter 21 The Semantic Web: Webizing Knowledge Representation

Jim Hendler, Frank van Harmelen

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The World Wide Web opens up new opportunities for the use of knowledge representation: a formal description of the semantic content of Web pages can allow better processing by computational agents. Further, the naming scheme of the Web, using Universal Resource Indicators, allows KR systems to avoid the ambiguities of natural language and to allow linking between semantic documents. These capabilities open up a raft of new possibilities for KR, but also present challenges to some traditional KR assumptions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Knowledge Representation
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameFoundations of Artificial Intelligence
ISSN (Print)15746526


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