Semantic Annotation and Search for resources in the next Generation Web with SA-REST

TitleSemantic Annotation and Search for resources in the next Generation Web with SA-REST
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAjith Ranabahu, Amit Sheth, Maryam Panahiazar, Sanjaya Wijeratne
PublisherW3C Workshop on Data and Services Integration
KeywordsSA-REST and Service discovery and Annotations and Microdata
Abstract

SA-REST, the W3C member submission, can be used for supporting a wide variety of Plain Old Semantic HTML (POSH) annotation capabilities on any type of Web resource. Kino framework and tools provide support of capabilities to realize SA-RESTs promised value. These tools include (a) a browser-plugin to support annotation of a Web resource (including services) with respect to an ontology, domain model or vocabulary, (b) an annotation aware indexing engine and (c) faceted search and selection of the Web resources. At one end of the spectrum, we present Kino E(aka Kino for Enterprise) which uses NCBO formal ontologies and associated services for searching ontologies and mappings, for annotating RESTful services and Web APIs, which are then used to support faceted search. At another end of the spectrum, we present KinoW (aka Kino for the Web), capable of adding SA-REST or Microdata annotations to Web pages, using Schema.org as a model and Linked Open Data (LOD) as a knowledge base. We also present two use cases based on KinoE and the benefits to data and service integration enabled through this annotation approach.