Semantic Web Portals

Semantic Web Portals

Shouhong Wang (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA) and Hai Wang (Saint Mary‘s University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch148
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Abstract

Web portals, based on traditional Web technologies developed in the late 1990s, present serious limitations regarding information search, extraction, and portal maintenance (Fensel & Musen, 2001). Semantic Web technologies, explored in the past several years, attempt to overcome these limitations. Semantic Web portals are portals based on Semantic Web technologies. Recently, a few Semantic Web portals in their very early stages can be found on the Internet (Lara, Han, Lausen, Stollberg, Ding, & Fensel, 2004). This article will explain the definition of Semantic Web portals, the unique features of Semantic Web portals, and a general framework of architectures of Semantic Web portals.

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