Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases More data and information is being created than ever before. Ontologies, formal representations of knowledge with rich semantic relationships, have become increasingly important in the context of today’s information overload and data deluge. The publishing and sharing of explicit explanations for

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More data and information is being created than ever before. Ontologies, formal representations of knowledge with rich semantic relationships, have become increasingly important in the context of today’s information overload and data deluge. The publishing and sharing of explicit explanations for a wide variety of concepts, in a machine readable format, has the power to both improve information retrieval and discover new knowledge. Information professionals are key contributors to the development of new, and increasingly useful, ontologies.

Practical Ontologies for Information Professionals provides an accessible introduction to the following:

defining the concept of ontologies and why they are increasingly important to information professionals;ontologies and the Semantic Web;existing ontologies, such as RDF, RDFS, SKOS, and OWL2;adopting and building ontologies, showing how to avoid repetition of work and how to build a simple ontology;interrogating ontologies for reuse; andthe future of ontologies and the role of the information professional in their development and use.

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