Reading, References and Resources on Semantic Web (updated frequently)
Required Reading

Background Reading/References


Related Sciences

Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila, The Semantic Web, A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a revolution of new possibilities, Scientific American, May 2001.

A. Sheth, “Changing Focus on Interoperability in Information Systems: From System, Syntax, Structure to Semantics”, in Interoperating Geographic Information Systems.  M. F. Goodchild, M. J. Egenhofer, R. Fegeas, and C. A. Kottman (eds.), Kluwer, Academic Publishers, 1998, pp. 5-30.

A. Swartz and J. Hendler, The Semantic Web: A Network of Content for the Digital City (or Aaron, Swartz, The Semantic Web In Breadth)

Sean B. Palmer, The Semantic Web: An Introduction (SWAG)

S. Decker, Introduction to Semantic Web Technology, An introduction to ontologies

K. Shah and A. Sheth, "InfoHarness: An Information Integration Platform for Managing Distributed, Heterogeneous Information," IEEE Internet Computing, November-December 1999, p. 18-28.

I. Horrocks, DAML+OIL Technical Details

T. Finin, Intelligent Information Systems and the Web in the Aether, May 2002.

J. F. Sowa, Ontology, Agents, Knowledge Representation

S. Thacker, A. Sheth and S. Patel, “Complex Relationships for the Semantic Web,” Spinning the Semantic Web, D. Fensel, J. Hendler, H. Liebermann, and W. Wahlster (eds.) MIT Press, 2002 (to appear).

S. Buckingham Shum, J. Domingue, E. Motta, "Semantically Marked Up...Now what?" SWWS, 2001.

G. Wiederhold, S. Agarwal, S. Decker, et. al., Scalable Knowledge Composition, Stanford University, September 2001.

Russell Letson, Taxonomies Put Content in Context, Transform, December 2001.

T. Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Services: keynote-audio, "Are we done yet? presentation on Semantic Web and Web Services

A. Sheth, Data Semantics: What, Where and How?

W. Grosky, Multimedia Semantic Web, Keynote talk, 2002.


T. Berners-Lee, with M. Fischetti, Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by Its Inventor, Harper, San Francisco, 1999.

W3C: Presentation at November 2001 meeting, Semantic Web Activity: Advanced Development, Dan Brickley's Notes

A. Sheth, “Content Management, Metadata and Semantic WebKeynote Address at the NetObjectDays, Erfurt, Germany, September 11, 2001.

A. Sheth, "On Supporting Complex Relationships and Knowledge Discovery in the Semantic Web,” Invited talk at the 2001 BISC International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and the Internet: New Directions in Enhancing the Power of the Internet, Berkeley CA, August 16, 2001.

D. Fensel and M. Musen, Eds. The Semantic Web: A Brain for humankind, Special Issue of IEEE Intelligent Systems, March/April 2001. Fensel's talk @ Hongkong Workshop.

A. Sheth, “Semantic Web and Information Brokering: Opportunities, Early Commercialization, and ChallengesKeynote Address at the  Workshop on Semantic Web: Models, Architectures and Management, Lisbon, September 21, 2000.

C. Goble, Information Grids, the Senantic Web and Why Ontogies Matter, UK-US Workshop on Grid Computing

M. Uschold, "Where is the Semantics in the Semantic Web?" to appear in AI journal.

V. Kashyap and A. Sheth, Information Brokering Across Heterogeneous Digital Data, Kluwer Academic Publishers, August 2000, 248 pages.

Sheth et. al., System and method for creating a semantic web and its applications in browsing, searching, profiling, personalization and advertising, US Patent  6,311,194

Multimedia Data Management: Using Metadata to Integrate and Apply Digital Media, Amit Sheth and Wolfgang Klas, Eds., 1998.

Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page. The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine. In 7th International World Wide Web Conference, 1998.

Steve Lawrence, C. Lee Giles, Kurt Bollacker, "Digital Libraries and Autonomous Citation Indexing," IEEE Computer, 32(6):67-71, 1999.


Another course on Semantic Web taught by Prof. Isabel Cruz at the Univ. of Illinois. A course by Prof. Carole Goble that deals with Hypertext, IR as well as Semantic Web.

Taalee/Voquette's Content Enhancement and Semantic Engine Technology*

OntoWeb: Ontology-based information exchange for knowledge management and electronic commerce 

The Semantic Web Community Portal [Excellent Source]

Mondeca's Hot Topics List

Semantic Web Related Books (by Danny Ayers)

Semantic Web Companies and White papers from H5 Technologies, Applied Semantics, Mongoose, etc.

Semantic Web Business Special Interest Group

International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), 2002.

NSF-OntoWeb Workshop on Database and Information Systems Research for
Semantic Web and Enterprises
, April 3-5, 2002.

Data Engineering Special Issue on Organizing and Discovering the Semantic Web, March 2002

Workshop on Ontologies and Information Sharing at IJCAI-2001, August 4, 2001.

Proceedings of the Semantic Web Working Symposium, August 2001. Especially see Reports.

WWW10 - Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the Semantic Web - SemWeb'2001, Hongkong, China, May 1, 2001. Alternative location.

ECDL 2000 Workshop on the Semantic Web, 21 September 2000, Lisbon Portugal. Related report by Constantopoulos, Christophides and Plexousakis

Metadata Resources

Classification, Taxonomies, and Categories for Searching and Browsing, Searchable Bibliography

Sebastiani's Papers and tutorials on Text Categorization

ResearchIndex (can use this, Google, etc. to find additional reading material)


Writings of Charles S. Peirce

Conceptual Graphs and the Semantic Web

Tim Berners-Lee, Architectural and Philosophical Points (esp., Logic and the semantic web)

* Class handouts


Semantic Web Course Home, Schedule/Assignments, Students

Last update: 12/03/02