Information and Semantics in Databases and on the Web

  • Roland Wagner
  • Josef Küng
  • Birgit Pröll
  • Christina Buttinger
  • Christina Feilmayr
  • Bernhard Freudenthaler
  • Michael Guttenbrunner
  • Christian Hawel
  • Melanie Himsl
  • Daniel Jabornig
  • Werner Leithner
  • Stefan Parzer
  • Reinhard Stumptner
  • Stefan Wagner
  • Wolfram Wöß


The world we are living in is predominated by information affecting our business as well as private lives and thus, the time we are living in is commonly referred to as “information age” or “knowledge age”. Information and knowledge, the latter providing the additional potential to infer new knowledge, are contained in databases, ranging from traditional ones storing structured data, via, knowledge bases, semantic networks, and ontologies up to the World Wide Web (WWW), which can be regarded as a huge distributed database following the hypertext paradigm of linked information, containing unstructured respectively semi-structured data. Information systems enable the retrieval of information and knowledge stored in their database component, e.g., via search engines for the WWW case. Current research approaches enable the management of semantics, i.e., the meaning of data, e.g., the Semantic Web aiming at making information on the WWW interpretable for machines.


Decision Support System Information Extraction Structural Health Monitoring Semantic Network Case Base Reasoning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Wagner
    • 1
  • Josef Küng
    • 1
  • Birgit Pröll
    • 1
  • Christina Buttinger
    • 1
  • Christina Feilmayr
    • 1
  • Bernhard Freudenthaler
    • 1
  • Michael Guttenbrunner
    • 1
  • Christian Hawel
    • 2
  • Melanie Himsl
    • 1
  • Daniel Jabornig
    • 1
  • Werner Leithner
    • 1
  • Stefan Parzer
    • 1
  • Reinhard Stumptner
    • 1
  • Stefan Wagner
    • 1
  • Wolfram Wöß
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing (FAW)Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)LinzAustria
  2. 2.Software Competence Center Hagenberg (SCCH)HagenbergAustria

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