October 13, 2010 – iProgrammer reviews the book Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies by Pascal Hitzler, Markus Krötzsch, and Sebastian Rudolph. The reviewer points out that the book is an academic book and though very approachable, will deliver what you would expect from an academic book.

“However, the topic of the semantic web is also very practical and of concern to non-academic programmers. There are also lots of non-academic books that introduced the ideas and provide good examples of how it all works. If you aren’t expecting an academic book then you are going to be very disappointed – perhaps even angry enough to return the book for a refund!”

The final verdict seems to be lost in what the intention of an academic book really is and if this was actually an introductory text in direct competition with more accessible texts.

Semantic technology continues to evolve and be applied. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content.

Melody K. Smith

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