Semantic Web research anno 2006: Main streams, popular fallacies, current status and future challenges

Frank Van Harmelen*

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Abstract

In this topical paper we try to give an analysis and overview of the current state of Semantic Web research. We point to different interpretations of the Semantic Web as the reason underlying many controversies, we list (and debunk) four false objections which are often raised against the Semantic Web effort. We discuss the current status of the Semantic Web work by reviewing the current answers to four central research questions that need to be answered, and by surveying the uptake of Semantic Web technology in different application areas. Finally, we try to identify the main challenges facing the Semantic Web community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Information Agents X - 10th International Workshop, CIA 2006. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer/Verlag
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume4149 LNAI
ISBN (Print)354038569X, 9783540385691
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2006 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 200613 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4149 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference10th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2006
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period11/09/0613/09/06

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    Van Harmelen, F. (2006). Semantic Web research anno 2006: Main streams, popular fallacies, current status and future challenges. In Cooperative Information Agents X - 10th International Workshop, CIA 2006. Proceedings (Vol. 4149 LNAI, pp. 1-7). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4149 LNAI). Springer/Verlag.