Knowledge Representation and the Semantic Web


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Google TechTalks
January 25, 2006

Peter Patel-Schneider
http://www-db.research.bell-labs.com/user/pfps/

ABSTRACT
The Semantic Web has been attracting considerable attention the last few years. From the point of view of Knowledge Representation, the Semantic Web affords opportunities for both research and application.

However, several aspects of the Semantic Web, as it has been envisioned, cause problems from the Knowledge Representation viewpoint. Overcoming some of these problems has resulted in a more formal basis for the Semantic Web and an increase in expressive power in Semantic Web languages. Other of these problems still remain and need a new vision of the Semantic Web from a…