Suitability of RDF - Web Ontologies

Web Ontologies

An ontology is a formal representation of knowledge as a set of cognitive entities (ontological classes) and properties over these entities which are to be used to construct semantically meaningful documents (e.g. RDF). An ontology communicates the way knowledge is representable as a set of logical predicates and governs any inference algorithm on the domain it applies. Web ontologies, in particular are introduced to describe knowledge that is exchanged over the Internet or any other network and should be "comprehended" (read: parsed) by computers. For further information, please refer to the following links:

 

References on Web Ontologies

  1. Definition of an Ontology and it's utility in information sciences by wikipedia.
  2. An article in wikipedia on the Web Ontology Languale (OWL)
  3. An overview of OWL by W3C.