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World Wide ResearchReshaping the Sciences and Humanities$
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William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014397

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001

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4.3 Use of the Semantic Web in e-Research

4.3 Use of the Semantic Web in e-Research

(p.130) 4.3 Use of the Semantic Web in e-Research
World Wide Research

Kieron O’Hara

Tim Berners-Lee

Wendy Hall

Nigel Shadbolt

The MIT Press

“Semantic Web” refers to a Web of linked data and has four key components: uniform resource identifiers (URIs), Resource Description Framework (RDF), ontologies, and Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL). These four technologies allow researchers to create heterogeneous data repositories as a common resource. This chapter explores how the Semantic Web benefits research in social science. In particular, it discusses the use of the Semantic Web in e-Research and its value to researchers.

Keywords:   e-Research, Semantic Web, uniform resource identifiers, Resource Description Framework, ontologies, Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language, social science

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