Towards Semantic Web Portals

Michael Stollberg, Holger Lausen, Rubén Lara, Ying Ding, Sung-Kook Han, Dieter Fensel
2004 The Web Conference  
A web portal is a platform for information presentation and information exchange over the Internet in a community of interest. Conventional web technologies used in web portals present serious limitations regarding facilities for search, access, extraction, interpretation, and processing of information. Thus, support for information sharing and communication in web portals is confined due to limitations in the underlying technologies. Semantic Web technologies have the potential to overcome
more » ... e limitations, hence utilizing them as grounding technologies will facilitate much more sophisticated web portals. Following this context, the aim of this paper is to expose the idea of Semantic Web enabled web portals. We therefore present a wide-coverage framework that indicates possible functional improvements as well as technical requirements for such web portals in detail. We then relay results of a survey wherein we have examined the utilization of Semantic Web technologies in existing web portals, concluding in future requirements for the development of Semantic Web enabled web portals.
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