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Semantic Web Framework for E-Commerce Based on OWL


Oyelade Olaide Nathaniel, Obiniyi Afolayan A. and S. B. Junaidu

The initial Web was called static web because only it allowed users to follow clickable links in a bid to view information. That primitive Web platform provided means for propagating electronic commerce (E-commerce). However, the Semantic Web Initiative and its supporting technologies further improved the Web, which have enhanced E-commerce. Some of the Semantic Web technologies that have been employed to enhance the primitive Web are Semantic Web technologies such as languages like XML, RDF/RDFS, OWL and also, query and rule languages like SPARQL, SQWRL and SWRL. In this paper, the goal is to demonstrate how data modeling with OWL and as well queried with SQWRL will enhance both more hits for products search of products in B2C scenario. Also, SWRL will be used to add entailments to the OWL ontology so that the weakness of SPARQL may be clearly shown compared to SQWRL, and by so doing, improve the efficiency of B2C. We seek to a mobile phone based Semantic Web application to implement the goal.

Keywords: E-commerce, OWL, RDF, RDFS, SQWRL, and SPARQL.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Oyelade Olaide Nathaniel
Oyelade Olaide Nathaniel is a masters student of computer science in the Department of Mathematics Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. His current research interests includes Semantic Web technologies, specifically ontology languages and their query and rule languages. Also, he has research interest in mobile computing. Oyelade earned a B.Sc. degree in computer science from University of Jos, Nigeria in 2010

Obiniyi Afolayan A.
Dr. A.A. Obiniyi received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in Kaduna State of Nigeria in 2009. He is a member of Nigeria Computer Society, Internet Society and a Chartered member of Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria). He lectures in the Department of Mathematics of ABU and has many publications to his credit.

S. B. Junaidu
SB. Junaidu is professor of Computer Science at Mathematics Department of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He earned his MSc. degree in Computer Science at Queen Marry & Westfield College, University of London in 1992 and PhD Computer Science at St. Andrews University Scotland, UK in 1998. He is currently the Director of Iya Abubakar Computer Center, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. His areas of research include Parallel Computing, Web Applications Development, Programming Languages, Computer Science Education, E-Learning.


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