Administering the Semantic Web: Confidentiality, Privacy, and Trust Management

Administering the Semantic Web: Confidentiality, Privacy, and Trust Management

Bhavani Thuraisingham (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA), Natasha Tsybulnik (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA) and Ashraful Alam (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/jisp.2007010102
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Abstract

The Semantic Web is essentially a collection of technologies to support machine-understandable Web pages as well as Information Interoperability. There has been much progress made on the Semantic Web, including standards for eXtensible Markup Language, Resource Description Framework, and Ontologies. However, administration policies and techniques for enforcing them have received little attention. These policies include policies for security, privacy, data quality, integrity, trust, and timely information processing. This article discusses administration policies for the Semantic Web as well as techniques for enforcing them. In particular, we will discuss an approach for ensuring confidentiality, privacy, and trust for the Semantic Web. We will also discuss the inference and privacy problems within the context of administration policies.

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