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Semantic Technologies in Content Management Systems - Applications, Trends and Evaluations

  • Editors: Wolfgang Maass, Saarland University, Germany; Tobias Kowatsch, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Publisher: Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
  • ISBN: 978-3642215490 (1st Edition. 213 p. 56 illus. Hard cover)
  • Year: January 31, 2012
  • Abstract: Content Management Systems (CMSs) are used in almost every industry by millions of end-user organizations. In contrast to the 90s, they are no longer used as isolated applications in one organization but they support critical core operations in business ecosystems. Content management today is more interactive and more integrative: interactive because end-users are increasingly content creators themselves and integrative because content elements can be embedded into various other applications. The authors of this book investigate how Semantic Technologies can increase interactivity and integration capabilities of CMSs and discuss their business value to millions of end-user organizations. This book has therefore the objective, to reflect existing applications as well as to discuss and present new applications for CMSs that use Semantic Technologies. An evaluation of 27 CMSs concludes this book and provides a basis for IT executives that plan to adopt or replace a CMS in the near future.


  • Part A: Introduction to CMS and Semantics
  • Part B: The Future of CMS
    • S. McNally, Forbes Media, USA: Empowering the Distributed Editorial Workforce
    • S. Croisier, Jahia Solutions Group SA, Switzerland: The Rise of Semantic-aware Applications
    • B. Delacretaz & M. Marth, Day Software (now part of Adobe), Switzerland: Simplified Semantic Enhancement of JCR-based Content Applications
    • J. Rayfield, BBC, United Kingdom: Dynamic Semantic Publishing
    • L.A. Sabucedo and L.A. Rifon, Universidade de Vigo, Spain: Semantics in the Domain of eGovernment
    • W. Behrendt, Salzburg Research, Austria: The Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) – A Vision for the Future of CMSs
    • V. Presutti, ISTC-CNR, Italy: Essential Requirements for Semantic CMS
  • Part C: Evaluation and profiles of 27 CMS providers