Item description for The Semantic Web: Semantics for Data and Services on the Web (Data-Centric Systems and Applications) by Vipul Kashyap, Christoph Bussler & Matthew Moran...
The Semantic Web is a vision - the idea of having data on the Web defined and linked in such a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications. Technically, however, there is a widespread misconception that the Semantic Web is primarily a rehash of existing AI and database work focused on encoding knowledge representation formalisms in markup languages such as RDF(S), DAML+OIL or OWL.Kashyap, Bussler, and Moran seek to dispel this notion by presenting the broad dimensions of this emerging Semantic Web and the multi-disciplinary technological underpinnings like machine learning, information retrieval, service-oriented architectures, and grid computing, thus combining the informational and computational aspects needed to realize the full potential of the Semantic Web vision. Throughout the book, the use-case of a clinical vignette will serve to motivate and explain solutions based on Semantic Web technologies, emphasizing the application aspects related to data integration, knowledge acquisition, change management, semantic web services, and workflow management.With this textbook, the authors deliver an application-driven state-of-the-art presentation of Semantic Web technologies, ideally suited for academic courses on the Semantic Web and architectures of information systems, and for self-studying professionals engaged in the design and implementation of advanced application systems.
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More About Vipul Kashyap, Christoph Bussler & Matthew Moran
Vipul Kashyap is a Fellow at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications in the National Library of Medicine, where he is investigating the role of the emerging Semantic Web in creating a flexible and interoperable infrastructure for Healthcare, Medicine and Bio-Informatics. He has worked on issues related to semantic information modeling and integration in an industrial setting. Prior to working at the NLM, Vipul has worked at Micro-electronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and Applied Research Labs of Telcordia Technologies (formerly known as Bellcore), and has been a consultant for start-up companies: Semagix, Inc. and Global IDs, Inc. Dr. Kashyap received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is active in the Semantic Web research community. He has published books on Information Brokering and the Semantic Web, 40 research papers and articles, participated on panels and has been a member of Program Committees of prestigious international conferences, including the WWW 2003 track on the Semantic Web, the International Semantic Web Conference 2003 and 2004, and the SWDB Workshop held in conjunction with VLDB 2003, Berlin.
Christoph Bussler is Staff Software Engineer at BEA Systems, Inc., working in the core WebLogic application server product development organization. Before joining BEA, Chris was architect at Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, CA, USA, responsible for the service-oriented architecture at Cisco Systems' Quote-to-Cash business unit. Before taking this position he was Science Foundation Ireland Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway in Ireland and Executive Director of the Digital EnterpriseResearch Institute (DERI). In addition to his role as Executive Director of DERI, Chris led the Semantic Web Services research group at DERI. Chris has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Erlangen, Germany and a Master in computer science from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Chris published a book titled 'B2B Integration', two books on workflow management, over 100 research papers in journals and academic conferences, gave tutorials on several topics including B2B integration, workflow management and service-oriented architectures and was keynote speaker at many conferences and workshops on topics like workflow management, B2B and EAI integration as well as Semantic Web.
Matthew Moran is a Senior Design Engineer with the SOA R&D group at Nortel Networks (Ireland) Ltd. working on their Multimedia Contact Center product. Prior to that, he was a Research Engineer with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)., where he was co-founder and architect of the WSMX open source Semantic Web Service execution environment. Previously, Matthew gained extensive industrial experience as a software engineer over ten years in Ireland, Germany and Australia. He worked with MediaOne in Dublin, Ireland and Rumble Group in Sydney Australia as a Web design engineer focusing on the early integration of Web service technology into Web applications. Matthew is completing his PhD in Semantic Web Services with NUIG and has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering Degree from the same university. He is co-author of thirteen research papers in academic journals and conferences as well as three book chapters on topicsrelating to Semantic Web Services. He is co-architect of the WSMX open source Semantic Web Service execution environment and is co-author of the OASIS Semantic Execution Environment working group. In addition, he has co-authored and presented tutorials at eight international conferences.