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From: Adrian Paschke <adrian.paschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 10:52:44 +0200
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Chapter I: Rule Markup Languages and Semantic Web Rule Languages

      Adrian Paschke, Freie Universitšt Berlin, Germany
      Harold Boley, National Research Council Canada

Rule markup languages are the vehicle for using rules on the Web and in
other distributed systems. They allow publishing, deploying, executing and
communicating rules in a network. They may also play the role of a lingua
franca for exchanging rules between different systems and tools. This
chapter introduces important requirements and design issues for general Web
rule languages to fulfill these tasks. Characteristics of several important
general standardization or standards-proposing efforts for (XML-based) rule
markup languages including W3C RIF, RuleML, R2ML, SWRL as well as
(human-readable) Semantic Web rule languages such as TRIPLE, N3, Jena, and
Prova are discussed with respect to these identified issues

Introducing the latest release from IGI Global:

*  Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies:
Open Solutions and Approaches  *
*                       ISBN: 978-1-60566-402-6; 862 pp; May 2009
*              Published under Information Science Reference an imprint of
IGI Global                     *
*                   http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34422

Adrian Giurca, Brandenburgische Technische Universitšt Cottbus, Germany; 
Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada; 
Kuldar Taveter, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. 


Selecting an appropriate rules-based engine requires balancing many
and often, not well-understood properties such as business rules
representation methods, 
rule history and life cycle management, and interoperability with external
data sources.

The Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies: 
Open Solutions and Approaches provides a comprehensive collection of
advancements in rule languages, containing methodologies for building
rule-based applications, 
rule interoperability and interchange, and rule-based applications.
Developers of rule-based 
languages and technologies as well as users of these applications will find
Handbook of Research to be a significant resource within the field.


"This handbook aims to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art of rule
languages, methodologies 
for modeling, designing, and implementing rules, rule
and rule-based applications. 

..In addition, the book fills a gap in the literature by relating the rule
to Model Driven Architecture and ontology development on the Semantic Web.
It gives an overview 
of the major issues researchers, developers, and users of rule-based systems
may face while 
researching, developing, and using rule-based systems."

- The Editors



Code generation patterns
Development of ontology-driven applications
Development of rule systems
Geospatial ontologies
Graphical notations for rules
Higher-level agent architectures
Languages and tools for rule modeling
Mining association rules
Modular rule-based programming
Semantic Web rule languages
Service-centric systems
Rule-based applications for the Web

For more information about the Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based
and Technologies: Open Solutions and Approaches, you can view the title
information sheet at 

To view the Table of Contents and a complete list of contributors online go

You can also view the first chapter of the publication at 

To view the full contents of this publication, check for the 
Handbook of Research on Emerging Rule-Based Languages and Technologies: 
Open Solutions and Approaches in your institution's library. 

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