The SEKT Project has written a new Semantic Web book:
It provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the art in Semantic Web research and key technologies. It examines how Semantic web technology is being applied in knowledge management ("Semantic Information Access") and in the next generation of web services. It addresses the issues of (semi-) automatic ontology generation and metadata extraction. It discusses ontology management and evolution, covering language - independent ontology evolution, ontology change request specification, and ontology dependency. It includes contributions by the top authorities in the field and illustrates the theoretical concepts with three case studies on industrial applications in digital libraries, the legal sector and the telecommunication industry. It is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students, academics, industrial researchers in the field and industrial personnel who are tracking WWW technology developments in order to understand the business implications.