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Books: Computational Linguistics: Fensel et al (eds.)

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  1. dgw, Spinning the Semantic Web: Fensel et al (eds.)

Message 1: Spinning the Semantic Web: Fensel et al (eds.)

Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 16:31:46 +0000
From: dgw <>
Subject: Spinning the Semantic Web: Fensel et al (eds.)

Title: Spinning the Semantic Web
Subtitle: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press		 
Editor: Dieter Fensel 
Editor: James Hendler 
Editor: Henry Lieberman 
Editor: Wolfgang Wahlster 
Hardback: ISBN: 0262062321, Pages: 392, Price: $40

As the World Wide Web continues to expand, it becomes increasingly
difficult for users to obtain information efficiently. Because most
search engines read format languages such as HTML or SGML, search
results reflect formatting tags more than actual page content, which
is expressed in natural language. Spinning the Semantic Web describes
an exciting new type of hierarchy and standardization that will
replace the current "web of links" with a "web of meaning." Using a
flexible set of languages and tools, the Semantic Web will make all
available information--display elements, metadata, services, images,
and especially content--accessible. The result will be an immense
repository of information accessible for a wide range of new

This first handbook for the Semantic Web covers, among other topics,
software agents that can negotiate and collect information, markup
languages that can tag many more types of information in a document,
and knowledge systems that enable machines to read Web pages and
determine their reliability. The truly interdisciplinary Semantic Web
combines aspects of artificial intelligence, markup languages, natural
language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation,
intelligent agents, and databases.

Dieter Fensel is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer
Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. James Hendler is Director
of Semantic Web and Agent Technology, Maryland Information and Network
Dynamics Laboratory, University of Maryland. Henry Lieberman is
Research Scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory. Wolfgang Wahlster is
Director and CEO of the German Research Center for Artificial
Intelligence and Professor of Computer Science at the Universit�t des
Saarlandes, Saarbr�cken.

Lingfield(s): Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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