Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web by Thomas B. Passin
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Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web
By Thomas B. Passin

Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web

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Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web by Thomas B. Passin

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A complex set of extensions to the World Wide Web, the Semantic Web will make data and services more accessible to computers and useful to people. Some of these extensions are being deployed, and many are coming in the next years. This is the only book to explore the territory of the Semantic Web in a broad and conceptual manner. This Guide acquaints you with the basic ideas and technologies of the Semantic Web, their roles and inter-relationships. The key areas covered include knowledge modeling (RDF, Topic Maps), ontology (OWL), agents (intelligent and otherwise), distributed trust and belief, "semantically-focused" search, and much more. The book's basic, conceptual approach is accessible to readers with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Important points are illustrated with diagrams and occasional markup fragments. As it explores the landscape it encounters an ever-surprising variety of novel ideas and unexpected links. The book is easy and fun to read - you may find it hard to put down. The Semantic Web is coming. This is a guide to the basic concepts and technologies that will come with it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932394207
ISBN-10: 1932394206
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 186mm x 24mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Manning Publications
Publisher: Manning Publications
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Thomas B. Passin

Thomas Passin is Principal Systems Engineer with Mitretek Systems, a non-profit systems and information engineering company. He has been involved in data modeling and created several complex database-backed web sites and also became engaged in a range of conceptual modeling approaches and graphical modeling technologies. He was a key member of a team that developed several demonstration XML-based web service applications, and worked on creating XML versions of draft standards originally written in ASN.1. He graduated with a B. S. in physics from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, then studied graduate-level physics at the University of Chicago. He became involved with XML-related work in 1998, with Topic Maps in 1999 and developed the open-source TM4JScript Javascript topic map engine. Mr. Passin is the coauthor of the book Signal Processing in C. He lives in Reston, Virginia.

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