Development of a Semantic Web Solution for Directory Services
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The motivation for this work is based in a common problem in organizations. The problem is to access and to manage the growing amount of stored data in companies. Companies can take advantage with the utilization of the emerging Semantic Web technology in order to solve this problem. Invenio AS is in a situation where it is necessary to access a directory service in an efficient way and the Semantic Web languages can be used to solve it. In this thesis, a literature study has been done, an investigation about the main ontology languages proposed by World Wide Web Consortium, RDF(S) and OWL with its extension for Web services OWL-S and the ontology language proposed by the International Organization for Standardization, Topic Maps. This literature study can be used like an introduction to these Web ontology languages RDF, OWL (and OWL-S) and Topic Maps. A model of the databases has been extracted and designed in UML. The extracted model has been used to create a common ontology, merging both the initial databases. The ontology that represents the database in the three languages has been analysed. The quality and semantic accuracy of the languages for the Invenio case has been analysed and we have obtained detailed results from this analysis.