Querying Real World Services through the Semantic Web

Kaoru Hiramatsu, Jun-ichi Akahani, Tetsuji Satoh

We propose a framework for querying real world services using meta data of Web pages and ontologies and implement a prototype system using standardized technologies developed by the Semantic Web community. The meta data and the ontologies enable systems to infer related classes while modifying the queries and retrieving approximate result and help them smooth obstacles in interaction while querying. The standardized technologies help us to describe the meta data and the ontologies in RDF (Resource Description Framework) and OWL (Web Ontology Language) formally and enable us to share them on the network. In this paper, we illustrate details of the framework and the prototype system, demonstrate how it works using practical data in Kyoto, Japan, and discuss requirements for actualizing this framework on the network.

In Proceedings of the Third International Semantic Web Conference 2004 (ISWC 2004), 7-11 November 2004, Hiroshima, Japan