The Semantic Web is a vision for extending the Web so that machines
can more intelligently integrate and process the wealth of information
that is available. Unlike HTML and ordinary XML, Semantic Web languages
allow semantics (i.e., meaning) to be explicitly associated
with the content. The semantics are formally specified in ontologies,
which can be shared via the Internet and extended for local needs.
The current standard for the Semantic Web is OWL,
a W3C Recommendation.
The Semantic Web and
Agent Technologies (SWAT) lab is investigating
many of the issues needed to realize the Semantic Web vision. The lab's
- evaluating the ability
of Semantic Web systems to reason with large
scale data and building systems that improve the state-of-the-art
- designing a theory of
distributed ontologies that, among other
things, explictly addresses the ontology versioning problem
- building Semantic Web
agents and systems that can integrate data from
multiple heterogeneous sources
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||Dezhao Song presented "A Pruning Based Approach for Scalable Entity Coreference" at FLAIRS 2012
||Jeff Heflin presented at the Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Data Management
||Yang Yu successfully defended his disteration "Towards High Quality Semantic Web Data: Detecting Abnormal Data on the Semantic Web." We wish him all the best in his future endeavors!