Semantic Web Terms and Concepts

Years ago I spent a fair amount of time culling web sites and conference announcements to compile a list of terms and concepts related to the Semantic Web. I actually had a hyperlinked collection of web pages with definitions as well to constitute an extended glossary, but my old web site is now defunct, so I am publishing the raw alphabetized list of Semantic Web terms and concepts here.

The previous location of this list was http://agtivity.com/semantic_web_glossary.htm. I mention this mostly because there may be references to that page out in the wild that are now technically broken links.

I last updated this list in September 2009, so it likely can use a little refreshing, but I’d be surprised if is more than very modestly out of date.

Ideally this list will end up being evolved into both a full glossary again as well as a first-class Semantic Web taxonomy or ontology (or both), but for now it is simply a raw list.

A

ABox — Assertional Box
Absolute URI
Absolute URI Reference
Application Data — Machine Processable Information
Architecture of Participation
Assertional Box (ABox)
Assertional Logic
Attribute
ATOM
Automatic Composition of Semantic Web Services
Automatic Ontology Construction
Axiom
Axiom Annotations

B

Biomedical Knowledge Bases
Biomedical Ontologies
Blank Node

C

Canonical URI
Cardinality
Choreography
Class — group of resources
Class Extension
Classifications
Closed World Model
Code List
Code List Representation
Collaborative Ontology
Collaborative Ontology Authoring
Collaborative Social Environments
Comment — human-readable description of a resource
Complex RDF Path Materialization
Composition Planning of Semantic Web Services
Computational Philosophy
Corporate Semantic Web
Concept
Conceptual Graph
Conceptual Model
Conditional Statement
Consensual Knowledge
Context
Context-Aware Intelligent Agent
Context Free Identifier
Controlled Structured Vocabularies
Controlled Vocabulary
Cool URI
Corpora
Curating Approaches
Curating Approaches for Linked Data
Curating Policies
Curating Policies and Approaches
Curating Policies and Approaches for Linked Data
Curating Policies for Linked Data
Curation
Curation Metadata
CURIE — Compact URI

D

Data
Data Services
Data Space
Data Web
Datatype
Datatype URI
DC — Dublin Core
Default Namespace
Description Logic (DL)
Description Resources (DRs)
Distributed Knowledge Base Systems
Distributed Ontologies
Distributed Reasoning
DL — Description Logic
Descriptive
Document
Document Structure
Domain
DRs — Description Resources
DTD
Dublin Core (DC)
Dynamic Materialization
Dynamic Ontologies

E

E-Triple
Element
Embedded RDF (eRDF)
Emergent Semantics
ENS — Entity Name System
Entailment
Entity
Entity-centric RDF description
Entity-centric RDF search
Entity-centric RDF search engine
Entity-centric RDF semantic search
Entity Name System (ENS)
Enumerated Values
eRDF — Embedded RDF
ERDF — Extended RDF
Evolution
Evolution in Vocabularies
Expressive Knowledge Representation
Expressive Ontologies
Extended RDF (ERDF)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP)

F

Facet
Faceted Browsing
Factoring
Federated Ontologies
FOAF
Folksonomy
Formal Concept Analysis
Formal Concept Analysis and Ontologies
Formal Semantics
Foundation Ontology
Fragment Identifier

G

Generic Code List
Generic Code List Representation
Genericode
Geo Location
Giga Triple (GT)
Giga-Triple (GT)
Gigatriple (GT)
Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL)
Graph-Based Data Model
Graph-Oriented Reification
Graph Provenance
Graph URI
GRDDL — Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages
GT — Gigatriple
GTriple
Gtriple

H

HTML Embeddable RDF
Human Experience Representation
Human-Readable
Human-Readable Web
Hypermedia Semantics
Hypertext
Hypertext Semantics

I

Identity
Identity Resolution
Impedance Mismatch
Incremental Materialization of RDF Snapshots
Industry Master Ontology
Inference
Inference Web
Inferencing Engines
Information
Information Evolution
Information Reuse and Integration (IRI)
Informational
Infrastructure for the Semantic Web
Instance of a Class
Intelligent Software Agent
Intelligent Store — Intelligent Triple Store
Intelligent Triple Store
Interlinked Datasets
Interlinking of Resources with Semantics (IRS)
Internet of Things (IoT) — devices, sensors
IoT — Internet of Things
IRI — Information Reuse and Integration
IRI — Internationalized Resource Identifier
IRS — Interlinking of Resources with Semantics

J

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
Jena
JSON — JavaScript Object Notation
JSON Triple
Justification Information

K

KB — Knowledge Base
Kilo Triple (KT)
Kilo-Triple (KT)
Kilotriple (KT)
Knowledge Acquisition
Knowledge Base (KB)
Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge-Intensive Applications
Knowledge Mining
Knowledge Organization Systems
Knowledge Patterns
Knowledge Provenance Infrastructure
Knowledge Reengineering
Knowledge Representation
Knowledge Representation Language
Knowledge Reuse
Knowledge Evolution
KT — Kilotriple

L

Label — human-readable form of a resource name
Language Neutral Concepts
Language Tagging
Large Scale Knowledge Base Management
Layered Vocabularies
Lazy Materialization
LD — Linked Data
Linked Data Applications
LDW — Linked Data Web
Lexicon
LGD — LinkedGeoData
Lightweight Ontologies
Lightweight Representation Languages
Lightweight Semantics
Lightweight Vocabulary Reasoning
Linked Data (LD)
Linked Data Application Architectures
Linked Data browsers
Linked Data Community
Linked Data on the Social Web
Linked Data on the Web
Linked Data Oriented
Linked Data Oriented Technology
Linked Data Search Engines
Linked Data Source
Linked Data Technologies
Linked Data Web (LDW)
Linked Data Web Materialization
Linked E-Triples
LinkedGeoData (LGD)
Linked Geo Data (LGD)
Linked Government Data
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data Web
Linked Open eCommerce (LOC)
Linked Triples
Linking Open Data (LOD)
Linking Open Data Cloud
Linking Open Data Cloud Cache (LOD Cloud Cache)
Linking Open Data Cloud Cache Instance (LOD Cloud Cache Instance)
Literal Graphs
Literal Value — RDF Literal
LOC
Location-Based Services
LOD
LOD Cloud
LOD Cloud Cache — Linking Open Data Cloud Cache
LOD Cloud Cache Instance — Linking Open Data Cloud Cache Instance
LOD Endpoint
Loosely Structured Data
Lower-Level Ontology
Lower Ontology

M

Machine-Comprehensible
Machine-Processable
Machine Processable Information — Application Data
Machine-Understandable
Manchester OWL Syntax
Manchester Syntax
Master Data Model
Master Data/Ontology Model.
Master Ontology
Master Ontology Model
Materializable RDF Graph
Materialization of Entailed Triples
Materialization of the Closure
Materialization of the Transitive Closure
Materialization On-the-Fly
Materialization Process
Materialization Strategies
Materialization Time
Materialize
Materialize the Data
Materialize Implicit Triples of RDF Closures
Materialize Inferences
Materialize Join Results
Materialize RDF Data
Materialize RDF Graphs
Materialize RDF Serialization
Materialize Relations Between Objects
Materialized
Materialized Inferences
Materialized Integration
Materialized Join Views
Materialized Ontologies
Materialized Ontology Views
Materialized Path Expressions
Materialized RDF Data
Materialized RDF Graph
Materialized RDF Result Graph
Materialized RDF Snapshots
Materialized RDF Triples
Materialized RDF View
Materialized RDF/S Schema
Materialized RDFS Inference
Materialized Views
Materializing
Materializing Inferred Results
Materializing RDF
Materializing RDF Rules
Materializing Relational Data
Materializing Type Information
Meaning
Mega Triple (MT)
Mega-Triple (MT)
Megatriple (MT)
Mereology
Meshing
Meta Assertion
Metadata
Metadata Management
Metadata Store
Meta-Knowledge
METEOR-S
Microformat
MIME Type
Mobile Semantic Web
Model-Theoretic Semantics
MT — Mega Triple
multi-gigatriple
Multi-Graph Data
Multimedia Semantics

N

N-Triples
N3 — Notation3
Named Components
Named Graph
Named RDF Graph
Namespace
Native RDF Quad Store
Negated Statement
Negative Property Assertion
Negotiation of Semantic Web Resources
Negotiation of Semantic Web Services
Negotiation of Semantic Web Services and Resources
Non-Ontological Resource
Non-RDF-based
Non-RDF Data
Non-RDF data source
Non-RDF Forms of Data
Normal Form C — Normalization Form C — Unicode Normalization Form C
Normalization Form C — Normal Form C — Unicode Normalization Form C
Normative
Notation 3 (N3)
Notation3 (N3)

O

Object — RDF triple object
ODM — Ontology Definition Metamodel
On-Demand Materialization
Ontological Resources
Ontology
Ontology Alignment
Ontology Axioms
Ontology-Based Information Extraction and Retrieval
Ontology-Based Tools
Ontology Construction
Ontology Construction Tools
Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM)
Ontology Design Pattern (ODP)
Ontology Design Pattern Extraction
Ontology Design Pattern Reuse
Ontology Development Tools
Ontology-Driven Architecture
Ontology-Driven Databases
Ontology Dynamics
Ontology Editor
Ontology-Enabled Environments
Ontology-Enabled Environments and Tools
Ontology-Enabled Environments and Tools for Linked Data
Ontology-Enabled Tools
Ontology Engineering
Ontology Engineering Tools
Ontology Evolution
Ontology Harvesting
Ontology Harvesting on the Web
Ontology Integration
Ontology Learning
Ontology Mapping
Ontology Mapping Systems
Ontology Matchers
Ontology Matching
Ontology Matching and Integration
Ontology Matching Systems
Ontology Merging
Ontology Naming Standards
Ontology Pairs
Ontology Patterns
Ontology Revision
Ontology Versioning
Ontology Visualisation
Open Data
Open Street Map (OSM)
OpenStreetMap (OSM)
Open World Model
Organisational Vocabularies
Organizational Semiotics
OSM — OpenStreetMap
OWL — Web Ontology Language
OWL DL
OWL DL Compliant
OWL Full
OWL Lite
OWL Ontology
OWL-S

P

P2P Knowledge Base Systems
Path Materialization
Pattern-Based Ontology Evaluation
Pattern-Based Ontology Evaluation and Selection
Pattern-Based Ontology Selection
Persistent RDF Graph Database
Plain Literal
PML — Proof Markup Language
POWDER — Protocol for Web Description Resources
Populating Ontologies
Populating the Semantic Web
Pragmatic Web
Predicate — RDF triple predicate
Pre-Materialization
Pre-Materialization of the Closures
Privacy
Proof Markup Language (PML)
Property — RDF Property
Property of a Triple
Proposition
Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER)
Provenance
Provenance Information
Provenance Tracking

Q

QName — Qualified Name
Quad Storage
Quad Store
Quad-Store
Quadstore

R

RDB2RDF — Relational Database to RDF Mapping
RDF
RDF Alternative Container
RDF Annotation
RDF Application
RDF Auth — RDFAuth
RDF Bag Container
RDF-based
RDF Blank Node
RDF Collections
RDF Containers
RDF Data
RDF Data Model
RDF data source
RDF Data Store
RDF Dataset
RDF Data Storage
RDF Data Store
RDF Data Store Queries
RDF Datatype
RDF Document
RDF Facet
RDF Graph
RDF Graph Merge
RDF-in-HTML
RDF Instance
RDF Integration
RDF Literal
RDF Markup
RDF Materialization
RDF Mirror
RDF Model Theory
RDF Named Graph
RDF Nodes
RDF Object
RDF/OWL Data Storage
RDF/OWL Data Store
RDF Parser
RDF Parsing
RDF Primer
RDF Property
RDF Predicate
RDF Quad Storage
RDF Quad Store
RDF Quad-Store
RDF Quadstore
RDF Reification
RDF Repositories
RDF Schema (RDFS) — RDF Vocabulary Description Language
RDF Scripting
RDF Semantic Web Markup
RDF Semantics
RDF Serialization
RDF Serializer
RDF Sequence Container
RDF Serialization Format
RDF Store
RDF Storage
RDF Systems
RDF Systems and Applications
RDF Statement
RDF Statement Object
RDF Statement Predicate
RDF Statement Property
RDF Statement Subject
RDF Storage
RDF Store
RDF Subject
RDF Test Cases
RDF Triple
RDF Triple Object
RDF Triple Predicate
RDF Triple Property
RDF Triple/Quad Store
RDF Triple-Set Representation
RDF Triple Statement
RDF Triple Subject
RDF Triple Store
RDF Triplestore
RDF URI Reference
RDF Vocabulary
RDF Vocabulary Description Language (RDF Schema, RDFS)
RDF/XML Abbreviated
RDF XML Parser
RDF XML serialization
RDF/XML serialization
RDF XML serializer
RDF/XML XMP
RDFa
RDFAuth — RDF Auth
RDFization
RDF-izing Existing Content
RDF-izing Existing Web Content
RDFS — RDF Schema — RDF Vocabulary Description Language
RDFS Materialization
RDF/XML
Reasoning Engine
Regular XML RDF (RXR)
Reference
Reference Data
Reification
Reification Graph
Reified Statement
Relational Database to RDF Mapping (RDB2RDF)
Relative URI
Relative URI Reference
Reputation
Resource — anything described by RDF
Resource Description Format (RDF)
Resource Description Format in Attributes (RDFa)
Resource Retrieval
REST
RESTful
RESTful Interface
RIF
Role
RSS
Rules
RXR — Regular XML RDF

S

S3 — Semantic Service Selection
SA-REST
SAWSDL — Semantic Annotations for WSDL
Scalability
Scalable Reasoning
Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems
Schema
Schema URI
Schema Subset
Secure Materialized View of RDF Data
Security
Semantic Agent Systems
Semantic Alignment
Semantic Annotation
Semantic Annotation Sharing
Semantic Annotations for WSDL (SAWSDL)
Semantic Assertion
Semantic Assertion Collection (SAC)
Semantic-Aware Mapping
Semantic-Aware Matching
Semantic-Aware Matching and Mapping
Semantic-Aware Search Engines
Semantic Applications
Semantic-Based Keyword
Semantic-Based Keyword Searching
Semantic-Based Keyword Searching in Databases
Semantic-Based Lifecycle Management
Semantic-Based Service Composition
Semantic-Based Service Discovery
Semantic-Based Service Discovery and Composition
Semantic Bioinformatics
Semantic Biomedical Web Services
Semantic Blogs
Semantic Bookmarking
Semantic Collaboration
Semantic Collaborative Research Environments
Semantic Data
Semantic Data Integration
Semantic Data Models
Semantic Dataspaces
Semantic Data Wiki
Semantic-Enabled Applications
Semantic Enhanced Search
Semantic Enhanced Search Strategies
Semantic Enhancement
Semantic Evaluation
Semantic Evaluator
Semantic Evolution
Semantic Functionality
Semantic Grid
Semantic Grid Services
Semantic Information Retrieval
Semantic Integration
Semantic Interoperability
Semantic Interoperability of Linked Data
Semantic Knowledge
Semantic Layer
Semantic Markup
Semantic Metadata
Semantic Metadata Management
Semantic Middleware
Semantic Multimedia Management
Semantic Query Processing
Semantic Querying
Semantic Retrieval
Semantic Search
Semantic Search Tools
Semantic Service Selection (S3)
Semantic SOA
Semantic Social Networks
Semantic Software
Semantic Software Tools
Semantic Solutions
Semantic System Interoperability
Semantic Technology
Semantic Theory
Semantic Value
Semantic Value-Added
Semantic Web
Semantic Web Application
Semantic Web Architectures
Semantic Web Architectures for Enterprises
Semantic Web Area
Semantic Web-Based Data Integration
Semantic Web-Based Information Integration
Semantic Web Browser
Semantic Web Conference
Semantic Web Developers
Semantic Web Enabled Software Engineering
Semantic Web Endpoints
Semantic Web End-Users
Semantic Web Evaluators
Semantic Web for Bioinformatics
Semantic Web Frameworks
Semantic Web Index
Semantic Web Knowledge Base
Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems
Semantic Web Languages
Semantic Web Languages and Tools
Semantic Web of Linked Data
Semantic Web Markup
Semantic Web Mining
Semantic Web Ontologies
Semantic Web Publishing
Semantic Web Publishing Vocabulary
Semantic Web Repository
Semantic Web Representations
Semantic Web Resource
Semantic Web Rule Technologies
Semantic Web Scripting
Semantic Web Search Engine
Semantic Web Service Matchmakers
Semantic Web Service Discovery
Semantic Web Service Retrieval Tools
Semantic Web Service Tools
Semantic Web Services (SWS)
Semantic Web Services Composition
Semantic Web Services Discovery
Semantic Web Services Engineering
Semantic Web Services Matchmaking
Semantic Web Services Ontologies
Semantic Web Services Selection
Semantic Web Standards
Semantic Web technologies
Semantic Web Tools
Semantic Web Vision
Semantic Wiki
Semantic-Enriched Mashups
Semantic-Enriched Web Portals
Semantically Aware
Semantically Enhanced Data
Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities (SIOC)
Semantically Related Entities
Semantics
Semantics Aware Application Tools
Semantics Aware Biological Data Integration Systems
Semantics for Web Services
Semi-Structured Data
SemWeb
Serendipitous Discovery
Service Composition
Service Coordination
Service Discovery
Service Matchmaking
Service Resources
Shared Ontologies
Simple Graph-Based Data Model
Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)
SIOC — Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities
SKOS — Simple Knowledge Organization System
SOAP
Social Collaboration
Social Data
Social Interactions
Social Semantic Data
Social Semantic Systems
Social, Semantic Collaboration
Social Semantic Web
Social Web
Social Web Applications
Socially-Created Content
Socially-Created Content Bases
Socially-Created Data
Socially-Grounded Claims
Software Agent
SPARQL
SPARQL Dataset
SPARQL Endpoint
SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL)
SPARQL Query Federation
Sponger
Stability
Standard Bibliographic Data
Statement — RDF Statement
Static Materialization
Structured Controlled Vocabulary
Structured Knowledge
Subclass
Subject — RDF triple subject
Subject Headings
Subject-Property Materialized Views
SWS — Semantic Web Services
SWS Composition — Semantic Web Services Composition

T

Tagging
Taxonomy
TBox — Terminological Box
Tera Triple (TT)
Tera-Triple (TT)
Teratriple (TT)
Terminological Box (TBox)
Terminology
Terse RDF Triple Language (Turtle)
Thesauri
Thesaurus
Top-Level Ontology
Total Materialization
TriG
TriX — Triples in XML
Triple
Triple Graph
Triple/Quad Store
Triple Storage
Triplestore
Triplestore Implementation
Triple Store
Triples in XML (TriX)
Triplification
Trust
Trust Information
TT — Teratriple
Turtle — Terse RDF Triple Language
Type & Property Materialization
Typed Literal

U

UDDI
UML — Unified Modelling Language
Unicode
Unicode Normal Form C — Unicode Normalization Form C — Normal Form C
Unicode Normalization Form C — Unicode Normal Form C
Unicode Normalization Forms
Unicode Strings
Unified Modelling Language (UML)
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
Upper-Level Ontology
Upper Ontology
URI — Uniform Resource Identifier
URI Reference
URL

V

Value Space (of a Datatype)
View Materialization
Vocabulary
Vocabulary Entailment
Vocabulary Reasoning

W

W3C
Web
Web Application
Web of Data
Web of Entities
Web of Linked Data
Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Web Ontology Languages
Web Resource
Web Semantics
Web Service
Web Service Composition
Well-Founded Deductions
Wisdom
WSDL
WSDL-S
WSMO

X

XML — Extensible Markup Language
XML Content
XML Literal
XML Literal Value
XML-NS — Namespaces in XML
XML Query language (XQuery)
XML RDF Parser
XML RDF Serialization
XML Serialization Syntax
XML RDF Serializer
XMP — Extensible Metadata Platform
XPath — XML Path Language
XQuery — XML Query language
XQuery Update Facility
XSL — Extensible Stylesheet Language
XSLT — XSL Transformations
XTM — XML Topic Maps

Y

Z

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