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Key issue: The Semantic Web: What you need to know and why it is important for your user community

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Darrell Gunter ,

Collexis Holdings, Inc
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Terry Hulbert,

American Institute of Physics
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Thane Kerner,

Collexis Holdings, Inc
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Steve Leicht

Collexis Holdings, Inc
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Abstract

Semantic technology is now taking shape in many forms and applications within the STM (scientific, technical and medical) industry. Understanding the difference between a Boolean search and semantic search is very important in determining what is best for your user community. We are going to explore the definition of semantic technology and its positive attributes and how it enhances scientific research. The aim is to provide the reader with a primer and definition of the semantic web technology, and it will provide an overview of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the related tools (ontology, taxonomy and thesaurus) that are essential to creating a conceptual map of the data. With this foundation we will explore the semantic technology applications in the STM industry, in the commercial space, some of the exciting future possibilities for the Semantic Web and how a publisher integrates semantic technology into their applications and workflow tools for the author community.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1629/2355
How to Cite: Gunter, D., Hulbert, T., Kerner, T. and Leicht, S., 2010. Key issue: The Semantic Web: What you need to know and why it is important for your user community. Serials, 23(1), pp.55–57. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2355
Published on 01 Mar 2010.
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