The Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the Web by Vipul KashyapThe Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the Web by Vipul Kashyap

The Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the Web

byVipul Kashyap, Christoph Bussler, Matthew Moran

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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A decade ago Tim Berners-Lee proposed an extraordinary vision: despite the p- nomenal success of the Web, it would not, and could not, reach its full potential unless it became a place where automated processes could participate as well as people. This meant the publication of documents and data to the web in such a way that they could be interpreted, integrated, aggregated and queried to reveal new connections and answer questions, rather than just browsed and searched. Many scoffed at this idea, interpreting the early emphasis on language design and reas- ing as AI in new clothes. This missed the point. The Grand Challenge of the Semantic Web is one that needs not only the information structure of ontologies, metadata, and data, but also the computational infrastructure of Web Services, P2P and Grid distributed computing and workflows. Consequently, it is a truly who- system and multi-disciplinary effort. This is also an initiative that has to be put into practice. That means a pragmatic approach to standards, tools, mechanisms and methodologies, and real, challenging examples. It would seem self-evident that the Semantic Web should be able to make a major contribution to clinical information discovery. Scientific commu- ties are ideal incubators: knowledge-driven, fragmented, diverse, a range of str- tured and unstructured resources with many disconnected suppliers and consumers of knowledge. Moreover, the clinicians and biosciences have embraced the notions of annotation and classification using ontologies for centuries, and have dema- ing requirements for trust, security, fidelity and expressivity.
Vipul Kashyap, PhD is a Senior Medical Informatician in the Clinical Informatics Research & Development group at Partners HealthCare System. He plays the role of a systems and information architect in the content of a platform for Clinical Knowledge Management Platform and creating of clinical information models in the context of the E...
Title:The Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the WebFormat:PaperbackDimensions:414 pagesPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642095305

ISBN - 13:9783642095306

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Table of Contents

Part I: Preliminaries 1) Introduction - 2) Use Case and Functional Requirements Part II: Information Aspects of the Semantic Web 3) Semantic Web Content - 4) Metadata Frameworks - 5) Ontologies and Schemata - 6) Metadata Annotation - 7) Ontology-based Information Integration Part III: Process Aspects of the Semantic Web 8) Communication - 9) State-of-the-Art in Web Services - 10) Web Service Composition - 11) Semantic Web Services Part IV: Standards 12) Semantic Web Standards Part V: Putting it All Together and Perspective 13) Putting it All Together - 14) Outlook: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Part VI: References and Index

Editorial Reviews

"Kashyap et al. (...) provide an organized and well-written textbook that can serve as both a theoretical guide and a practical tutorial for the informational and computational aspects of the Semantic Web." Athena Vakali in ACM Reviews February 2009