This book is an attempt to establish in the readers the importance of creating interoperable data stores and writing rules for handling this data. It also covers extracts from a few project dissertations and a research funded project that the author had supervised.• Describes the power of ontologies for better data management• Provides an overview of knowledge engineering including ontology engineering, tools and techniques• Provides sample development procedures for creating two domain ontologies.• Depicts the utility of ontological representation in situation awareness• Demonstrates recommendation engine for unconventional emergencies using a hybrid reasoning approach.• The text explains how to make better utilization of resources when emergency strikesGraduates and undergraduates doing courses in artificial intelligence, semantic web and knowledge engineering will find this book beneficial.

chapter 1|20 pages

Semantics-based Decision Support - An Introduction

BySarika Jain

chapter 2|36 pages

Semantic Technologies as Enabler

ByJain Sarika

chapter 3|10 pages

Semantics-Based Decision Support for Unconventional Emergencies

BySarika Jain

chapter 4|22 pages

Knowledge Representation and Storage

BySarika Jain

chapter 5|11 pages

Situation Awareness

BySarika Jain

chapter 6|15 pages

Advisory System

BySarika Jain

chapter 7|14 pages

Multilingual and Multimodal Access

BySarika Jain

chapter 8|2 pages

Concluding Remarks and Outlook for the Future

BySarika Jain