UMBC CMSC 491/691s Spring 2009
Special Topics: The Semantic Web


This is intendeded to be a relatively short list of resources on the Semantic Web. Send suggestions or comments to

Starting points

Key documents

Mailing lists and forums

Important papers


Recommended tools and services

  • Editors: Protege, Swoop, ...
  • Validators:
  • Search: Swoogle, ...
  • Triple stores:


  • Packages: Jena (java), Redland (C), ...
  • Reasoners: Pellet, ...


Example applications

  • Desktop: Piggy bank, ...



  • XML in 10 points - "If you are new to XML, it may be hard to know where to begin. This summary in 10 points attempts to capture enough of the basic concepts to enable a beginner to see the forest through the trees."
  • Extensible Markup Language (XML) - This is the W3C's inroductory page on XML