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Exploring the Semantic Web

As the Semantic Web gains momentum, large amounts of semantic information are becoming available online. The emergence of such large-scale semantics opens the way to a new generation of Semantic Systems, able to overcome the brittleness of classic domain-specific semantic systems and supporting open-ended tasks, such as web browsing and question answering. Watson is an innovative gateway for the Semantic Web, whose design has been guided by the requirements of this new generation of Semantic Web applications and by the lessons learnt from previous systems. Watson plays three main roles: 1) collects the available semantic content on the Web, 2) analyzes it to extract useful metadata and indexes, and 3) implements efficient query facilities to access these data, which are structured around thousand and thousand of separate ontologies.

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Allocca, C., d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2012) Impact of Using Relationships Between Ontologies to Enhance the Ontology Search Results, Extended Semantic Web Conference, In the Proceeding of the 9th Extended Semantic Web Conference, Crete, Greece

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d'Aquin, M., Ding, L. and Motta, E. (2011) Semantic Web Search Engines Handbook of Semantic Web Technologies, eds. John Domingue, Dieter Fensel, James A. Hendler, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg

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d'Aquin, M. and Motta, E. (2011) Watson, more than a Semantic Web search engine, Semantic Web Journal, 2, IOS Press

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d'Aquin, M., Nikolov, A. and Motta, E. (2010) How much Semantic Data on Small Devices?, EKAW 2010 Conference - Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management by the Masses, Lisbon, Portugal

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d'Aquin, M., Allocca, C. and Motta, E. (2010) A Platform for Semantic Web Studies, Poster at Web Science 2010

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