Web Information Systems

Web Information Systems

David Taniar (Monash University, Australia) and Johanna Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 388
ISBN13: 9781591402084|ISBN10: 1591402085|EISBN13: 9781591402091|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-208-4


The Internet is already more widely deployed than any other computing system in history and continues to grow rapidly. New technologies, including high speed wide area network and improved software support for distribution, promise to make the Internet much more useful for general purpose distributed computing in the future. Web Information Systems is dedicated to the new era of information systems on web environments, due to not only the growing popularity of the web technology but also the roles that web technology play in modern information systems. The major elements of web information systems include XML technologies, web mining and querying, web-based information systems, information extraction, and web semantics.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book gives a good overview in topics included in the engineering process of web information systems. In advantage over other books in this field, it doesn't stick to programming only. It addresses advanced topics from interaction storyboards up to media migration and web mining. It is written for advanced software engineer students and teachers to look behind the scenes of web information systems. It is a pretty good resource for people who want to understand the complexity of large web-based systems. It is also essential reading for those who look for advanced research topics in the field.

– Ismail Khalil Ibrahim, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

This book is a complementary book suitable for readers who want to understand or build web information system. Readers may enhance their knowledge on issues relating to modelling, representation, extraction, and mining information on the Web. It helps readers in understanding current researches on web information system. In particular, chapter 5 and chapter 6 are suitable for readers with database background. These two chapters describe how XML documents can be stored in object relational database and how a subset of concepts can be optimally extracted.

– Philip Tse, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

David Taniar received his PhD in Databases from Victoria University (Australia, 1997) and is now a Senior Lecturer at Monash University (Australia). He has published more than 100 research articles and edited a number of books in the Web technology series. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, including Data Warehousing and Mining, Business Intelligence and Data Mining, Mobile Information Systems, Mobile Multimedia, Web Information Systems, and Web and Grid Services. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute for Management of Information Systems (UK).
Johanna Wenny Rahayu is currently an associate professor at the department of computer science and computer engineering La Trobe University, Australia. Her major research is in the area of object-relational databases, web databases and semantic web. She has published more than 70 papers appeared in international journals and conference proceedings. She has edited three books, which form a series in web applications, covering web databases, web information systems and web semantics. Currently, she is involved in a number of large projects in software development in collaboration with several industry partners in Australia.