A Technical Survey of Data Integration and Information Sharing Using Knowledge Representation on the Web

Hiroyuki SATO
Atsushi KANAI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D    No.11    pp.2435-2445
Publication Date: 2004/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
metadata,  RDF,  ontology,  data integration,  information sharing,  Semantic Web,  World-Wide Web,  Internet,  

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A huge amount of information is being accumulated on the Internet as the Internet usage spreads and numbers of Web pages increase. However, it is also becoming very difficult to find required information, even when the information exists. The actual value of the Web is thus much lower than its potential value. In order to solve this problem, technologies which allow machines to handle Web content in an efficient, accurate, and flexible way by using machine-readable metadata are being developed. This paper is a survey of knowledge representation on the Web, and the utilization of metadata and ontology for data integration and information sharing, with a focus on the Semantic Web concept.