Semantic Web–A Conceptual Model for Heterogeneous Ontology Environment

Main Article Content

Vasavi Bande
Keerthi Manchikanti, M.V.N Bhargava


The web has become a vital space to search globe of information, thus it has become a huge and tedious task to handle copious wanted
and unwanted information. Semantic web is an emerging as well as welcome resource discovery tool, which enhances the search facilities. The
conventional search framework emphasizes on HTML found to be insufficient for representing multifarious data structures. Subsequently XML
has developed within w3c and was used for the development of all new formats. XML Schemas are used to describe the properties of data and
describes the syntax but not the semantic aspect. RDF is an XML application, which make use of a formal model which is the basis for the
Semantic Web and it also uses Ontology to define relationship between fields into a rational and a meaningful association. This paper focuses on
how semantic web has evolved with the help of RDF and ontology and also discusses how the drawbacks of existing syntactic web could be
eradicated. Semantic web is an extension of the current web in which the information is given well defined meaning and thus enabling
computers and people to work in cooperation. This paper describes the importance and conceptual usage of the semantic web services, Web
Services that are seen as the technology of choice for implementing service oriented architecture systems, while they also provide state of the art
data exchange platform for diverse environments.


Keywords: Extensible markup language (XML), Resource Description Framework (RDF), Web Ontology, Web Ontology Language (OWL),
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details