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Semantic Web Services: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications [Hardcover]

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In just a few years, service-oriented architectures (SOA) and Web services not only gained considerable interest in computer science research, they were also taken up with unanimity by all major international players in the IT industry. However, and in spite of all existing standards, in most SOA applications much human intervention is still required, for example to interpret the semantics of informal descriptions or to harmonize incompatible data schemata.

Semantic Web services combine Web services communication technology with the intelligent processing of ontology-based metadata to achieve highly integrated enterprise application integration scenarios, for service look-up, schema matching, or protocol negotiation, for example. Rudi Studer and his team deliver a self-contained compendium about this exciting field, starting with the basic standards and technologies and also including advanced applications in eGovernment and eHealth. The contributions provide both the theoretical background and the practical knowledge necessary to understand the essential ideas and to design new cutting-edge applications. They address computer science students as well as researchers in academia and industry who need a concise introduction and state-of-the-art survey of current research, and the book can easily be used as the basis of a specialized course on Web services or Semantic Web applications. In addition, IT professionals will be able to assess the potential and possible benefits of this new technology.

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Pages   406
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.29" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   1.81 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 11, 2007
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540708936  
ISBN13  9783540708933  

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More About Rudi Studer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr John Davies leads the Next Generation Web research group at BT. Current interests focus on the application of semantic web technology to knowledge management and semantic web services. John is industrial chair of the Semantic Web Services Initiative, co-organiser of the European Semantic Web Conference series and Project Director of the SEKT EU integrated project (Semantically-Enabled Knowledge Technologies). He has written and edited many papers and books in related areas.

Rudi Studer is Professor at Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, University of Karlsruhe. His research spans the fields of business intelligence, e-learning, knowledge discovery and management, ontology-based knowledge management systems and the semantic web. He has authored numerous journal and conference papers on these topics.

Paul Warren works in BT's Next Generation Web research group, where he is SEKT project manager and also responsible for the project's exploitation strategy. Paul has published widely on technology management, technology foresight, and recently the application of the Semantic Web.

Rudi Studer has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

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taking SOA and Web Services to the next step  Nov 13, 2007
Some books have come out on Service Oriented Architecture, like SOA Principles of Service Design (The Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl). But while seemingly comprehensive, they only scrape the start of the problem. Much remains to be done, when applying to real world data sets. This book by Studer et al can be considered a next step in SOA.

It points out huge problems that still remain. Earlier books on SOA and Web Services tend to focus on the syntactical issues. Which is the first and simplest step. But given a schema written by one party, there is typically a need for manual impedance matching with another schema on the same topic. Issues arise due to the writing, understanding and maintenance of ontologies.

The book shows what the human in the loop has to do. Along with extended examples of actual realistic problems, taken from German government data.

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