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Semantic Web and Web Services

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Allowing end-users to share and communicate information online has made the Semantic Web and Web Services key areas of study in the past several years. This relevant book bundle of 18 scholarly titles covers a wide range of topics including Computer-Mediated Communication, Context-Aware Computing, Fuzzy Models, Ontological Engineering, Peer-to-Peer Networks, Service-Oriented Architecture, and much more. It is ideal for IT students, researchers, and software developers who want to enhance their knowledge of matters related to Semantic Web and Web services.
Release date: March 1, 2011
ISBN13: 9781609608125|EISBN13: 9781609608132

Description

Semantic Web technologies and Web services have become increasingly important as new methods for understanding and expressing information online are discovered.

The Semantic Web and Web Services book bundle is a specialized reference compilation that supports research in the field of multimedia technologies and networking. This noteworthy assemblage includes 18 scholarly titles covering topics from Computer-Mediated Communication and Peer-to-Peer networks to Ontological Engineering and Service-Oriented Architecture. These titles represent IGI Global's unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology in the evolution of the World Wide Web.

Topics Covered

  • Semantic web
  • Web services

Books Included in this Collection

E-Activity and Intelligent Web Construction: Effects of Social Design
Tokuro Matsuo (Yamagata University, Japan), Takayuki Fujimoto (Toyo University, Japan). © 2011. 284 pages.
As the complexity and importance of web activity multiplies, the success of any endeavor depends on utilizing the most advanced intelligent techniques when designing tools for the modern age. E-Activity and Intelligent Web Construction: Effects of Social Design presents the crux of the...
Cases on Semantic Interoperability for Information Systems Integration: Practices and Applications
Yannis Kalfoglou (RICOH Europe plc and University of Southampton, UK). © 2010. 376 pages.
Semantic interoperability provides the means to automatically process and integrate large amounts of information without human intervention. Cases on Semantic Interoperability for Information Systems Integration: Practices and Applications provides an in-depth analysis of issues involved with the...
Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications
San Murugesan (Multimedia University, Malaysia & University of Western Sydney, Australia ). © 2010. 1116 pages.
As the Web continues to evolve, advances in Web technology forge many new applications that were not previously feasible, resulting in new usage paradigms in business, social interaction, governance, and education. The Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social...
Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments
Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece), Amit Sheth (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA). © 2010. 410 pages.
Semantic Web technologies and applications have become increasingly important as new methods for understanding and expressing information are discovered. Progressive Concepts for Semantic Web Evolution: Applications and Developments unites research on essential theories, models, and applications of...
Web Services Research for Emerging Applications: Discoveries and Trends
Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA). © 2010. 720 pages.
As Web technology evolves and adopts new uses and applications, the creation and proliferation of Web services continues to be an increasingly important issue for study and research. Web Services Research for Emerging Applications: Discoveries and Trends provides a comprehensive assessment of the...
Visual Knowledge Modeling for Semantic Web Technologies: Models and Ontologies
Gilbert Paquette (LICEF Research Center, Canada). © 2010. 494 pages.
How can we make the Web more useful, more intelligent, and more knowledge intensive to fulfill our demanding learning and working needs? Visual Knowledge Modeling for Semantic Web Technologies: Models and Ontologies aims to make visual knowledge modeling available to individuals as an intellectual...
Developing Advanced Web Services through P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents: Trends and Innovations
Khaled Ragab (King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia), Tarek Helmy (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia), Aboul Ella Hassanien (Kuwait University, Kuwait). © 2010. 284 pages.
In recent years, the development of distributed systems, in particular the Internet, has been influenced heavily by three paradigms: peer-to-peer, autonomous agents, and service orientation. Developing Advanced Web Services through P2P Computing and Autonomous Agents: Trends and Innovations establishes...
Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Eva F. Oliveira (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Antonio J. Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Luis G. Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal). © 2009. 1099 pages.
The impact of IT on society, organizations, and individuals is growing as the power of the Web harnesses collective intelligence and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends...
Managing Web Service Quality: Measuring Outcomes and Effectiveness
Khaled M. Khan (Qatar University, Qatar). © 2009. 418 pages.
Web services are increasingly important in information technology with the expansive growth of the Internet. As services proliferate in domains ranging from e-commerce to digital government, the need for tools and methods to measure and guide the achievement of quality outcomes is critical for...
Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society
Jorge Cardoso (SAP Research, Germany), Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece). © 2009. 424 pages.
Semantics and ontologies offer an extension to traditional information systems in which information is given well-defined meaning, enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. With expanding uses and integrations of semantics and ontologies, research in Semantic Web engineering has grown...
Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies
Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece), Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain). © 2009. 340 pages.
As semantic technologies prove their value with targeted applications, there are increasing opportunities to consider their usefulness in social contexts for knowledge, learning, and human development. Social Web Evolution: Integrating Semantic Applications and Web 2.0 Technologies explores the...
The Semantic Web for Knowledge and Data Management
Zongmin Ma (Northeastern University, China), Huaiqing Wang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong). © 2009. 386 pages.
While the current Web provides access to an enormous amount of information, it is currently only human-readable. In response to this problem, the Semantic Web allows for explicit representation of the Semantics of data so that it is machine interpretable. Semantic Web for Knowledge and Data Management...
Web Services Research and Practices
Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA). © 2008. 358 pages.
Web services is rapidly becoming one of the most valued aspects of information technology services, as Web-based technological advancements continue to grow at an exponential rate. Web Services Research and Practices provides researchers, scholars, and practitioners in a variety of settings essential...
Modern Technologies in Web Services Research
Liang-Jie Zhang (IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA). © 2007. 284 pages.
Web service technologies are constantly being recreated, continuously challenging Web service professionals and examiners. Modern Technologies in Web Services Research facilitates communication and networking among Web services and e-business researchers and engineers in a period where considerable...
Semantic Web Services: Theory, Tools and Applications
Jorge Cardoso (SAP Research, Germany). © 2007. 372 pages.
The Semantic Web proposes the mark-up of content on the Web using formal ontologies that structure underlying data for the purpose of comprehensive and transportable machine understanding. Semantic Web Services: Theory, Tools and Applications brings contributions from researchers, scientists from both...
Semantic Web-Based Information Systems: State-of-the-Art Applications
Amit Sheth (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA), Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece). © 2007. 328 pages.
As a new generation of technologies, frameworks, concepts and practices for information systems emerge, practitioners, academicians, and researchers are in need of a source where they can go to educate themselves on the latest innovations in this area. Semantic Web Information Systems: State-of-the-Art...
Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval
Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua University, China). © 2007. 368 pages.
Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval is one of the most challenging research directions of content-based visual information retrieval. It provides efficient tools for access, interaction, searching, and retrieving from collected databases of visual media. Building on research from over 30...
Web Semantics & Ontology
David Taniar (Monash University, Australia), Johanna Wenny Rahayu (La Trobe University, Australia). © 2006. 404 pages.
Web Semantics & Ontology provides an excellent overview of current research and development activities, while covering an extensive range of topics including ontological modeling, enterprise systems, querying and knowledge discovery, and a wide range of applications. Each chapter contains a thorough...