From XML to Semantic Web [chapter]

Changqing Li, Tok Wang Ling
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The present web is existing in the HTML and XML formats for persons to browse. Recently there is a trend towards the semantic web where the information can be can be processed and understood by agents. Most of the present research works focus on the translation from HTML to semantic web, but seldom on XML. In this paper, we design a method to translate XML to semantic web. It is known that ontologies play an important role in the semantic web, therefore firstly, we propose a genetic model to
more » ... anize ontologies, and based on this model, we use three steps, viz. semantic translation, structural translation and schematic translation, to translate XML to semantic web. The aim of the paper is to facilitate the wide use of semantic web. Related Work Resource Description Framework (RDF) [8] organizes information in a Subject -Verb-Object (SVO) (or Resource-Property-Resource triples) form, thus the RDF files can be processed semantically. Some primitives are defined in RDF Schema (RDFS) [1] and the successors of RDFS: viz. DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) [11], Ontology Inference Layer (OIL) [6], DAML+OIL [4] and Web Ontology Language (OWL) [3]. OWL has three increasingly-expressive sublanguages: OWL Lite, OWL DL (Description Logic) and OWL Full. These languages all follow the RDF structure.
doi:10.1007/11408079_53 fatcat:5u3ihuwvvjcwhlyfk4k35cdj2m