The Description Logic Handbook

Author: Franz Baader
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521150116
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Genre: Computers

Description logics are embodied in several knowledge-based systems and are used to develop various real-life applications. Now in paperback, The Description Logic Handbook provides a thorough account of the subject, covering all aspects of research in this field, namely: theory, implementation, and applications. Its appeal will be broad, ranging from more theoretically oriented readers, to those with more practically oriented interests who need a sound and modern understanding of knowledge representation systems based on description logics. As well as general revision throughout the book, this new edition presents a new chapter on ontology languages for the semantic web, an area of great importance for the future development of the web. In sum, the book will serve as a unique resource for the subject, and can also be used for self-study or as a reference for knowledge representation and artificial intelligence courses.

Semantic Web Concepts Technologies and Applications

Author: Karin Breitman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846285813
Release Date: 2007-01-24
Genre: Computers

The Web is growing at an astounding pace surpassing the 8 billion page mark. However, most pages are still designed for human consumption and cannot be processed by machines. This book provides a well-paced introduction to the Semantic Web. It covers a wide range of topics, from new trends (ontologies, rules) to existing technologies (Web Services and software agents) to more formal aspects (logic and inference). It includes: real-world (and complete) examples of the application of Semantic Web concepts; how the technology presented and discussed throughout the book can be extended to other application areas.

Semantic Web Engineering in the Knowledge Society

Author: Cardoso, Jorge
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781605661131
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Computers

"This book lays the foundations for understanding the concepts and technologies behind the Semantic Web"--Provided by publisher.

Semantic Web

Author: Amit Sheth
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466636118
Release Date: 2013-03-31
Genre: Computers

Semantic web continues to be an increasingly important system for allowing end-users to share and communicate information online. Semantic Web: Ontology and Knowledge Base Enabled Tools, Services and Application focuses on the information systems discipline and the tools and techniques utilized for the emerging use of semantic web. Covering topics on semantic search, ontologies, and recommendation systems, this publication is essential for academics, practitioners, and industry professionals.

Digital Government

Author: Hsinchun Chen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387716114
Release Date: 2007-11-22
Genre: Business & Economics

At last, a right up-to-the-minute volume on a topic of huge national and international importance. As governments around the world battle voter apathy, the need for new and modernized methods of involvement in the polity is becoming acute. This work provides information on advanced research and case studies that survey the field of digital government. Successful applications in a variety of government settings are delineated, while the authors also analyse the implications for current and future policy-making. Each chapter has been prepared and carefully edited within a structured format by a known expert on the individual topic.

Formal Concept Analysis

Author: Florent Domenach
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642298929
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis, ICFCA 2012, held in Leuven, Belgium in May 2012. The 20 revised full papers presented together with 6 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 68 submissions. The topics covered in this volume range from recent advances in machine learning and data mining; mining terrorist networks and revealing criminals; concept-based process mining; to scalability issues in FCA and rough sets.

KI 2010 Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Author: Rüdiger Dillmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642161100
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Computers

The 33rd Annual German Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence (KI 2010) took place at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, September 21–24, 2010, under the motto “Anthropomatic Systems.” In this volume you will ?nd the keynote paper and 49 papers of oral and poster presentations. The papers were selected from 73 submissions, resulting in an acceptance rate of 67%. As usual at the KI conferences, two entire days were allocated for targeted workshops—seventhis year—andone tutorial. The workshopand tutorialma- rials are not contained in this volume, but the conference website,,will provide information and references to their contents. Recent trends in AI research have been focusing on anthropomatic systems, which address synergies between humans and intelligent machines. This trend is emphasized through the topics of the overall conference program. They include learning systems, cognition, robotics, perception and action, knowledge rep- sentation and reasoning, and planning and decision making. Many topics deal with uncertainty in various scenarios and incompleteness of knowledge. Summarizing, KI 2010 provides a cross section of recent research in modern AI methods and anthropomatic system applications. We are very grateful that Jos ́ edel Mill ́ an, Hans-Hellmut Nagel, Carl Edward Rasmussen, and David Vernon accepted our invitation to give a talk.

E Librarian Service

Author: Serge Linckels
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642177433
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Genre: Computers

This book introduces a new approach to designing E-Librarian Services. With the help of this system, users will be able to retrieve multimedia resources from digital libraries more efficiently than they would by browsing through an index or by using a simple keyword search. E-Librarian Services combine recent advances in multimedia information retrieval with aspects of human-machine interfaces, such as the ability to ask questions in natural language; they simulate a human librarian by finding and delivering the most relevant documents that offer users potential answers to their queries. The premise is that more pertinent results can be retrieved if the search engine understands the meaning of the query; the returned results are therefore logical consequences of an inference rather than of keyword matches. Moreover, E-Librarian Services always provide users with a solution, even in situations where they are unable to offer a comprehensive answer.

Principles of Data Integration

Author: AnHai Doan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124160446
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Computers

How do you approach answering queries when your data is stored in multiple databases that were designed independently by different people? This is first comprehensive book on data integration and is written by three of the most respected experts in the field. This book provides an extensive introduction to the theory and concepts underlying today's data integration techniques, with detailed, instruction for their application using concrete examples throughout to explain the concepts. Data integration is the problem of answering queries that span multiple data sources (e.g., databases, web pages). Data integration problems surface in multiple contexts, including enterprise information integration, query processing on the Web, coordination between government agencies and collaboration between scientists. In some cases, data integration is the key bottleneck to making progress in a field. The authors provide a working knowledge of data integration concepts and techniques, giving you the tools you need to develop a complete and concise package of algorithms and applications. *Offers a range of data integration solutions enabling you to focus on what is most relevant to the problem at hand. *Enables you to build your own algorithms and implement your own data integration applications *Companion website with numerous project-based exercises and solutions and slides. Links to commercially available software allowing readers to build their own algorithms and implement their own data integration applications. Facebook page for reader input during and after publication.


Author: American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Publisher: Aaai Press
ISBN: 0262511835
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence remains the bellwether for research in artificial intelligence. Leading AI researchers and practitioners as well as scientists and engineers in related fields present theoretical, experimental, and empirical results, covering a broad range of topics that include principles of cognition, perception, and action; the design, application, and evaluation of AI algorithms and systems; architectures and frameworks for classes of AI systems; and analyses of tasks and domains in which intelligent systems perform. The Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence conference highlights successful applications of AI technology; explores issues, methods, and lessons learned in the development and deployment of AI applications; and promotes an interchange of ideas between basic and applied AI. This volume presents the proceedings of the latest conferences, held in July, 2004.

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition

Author: Pinakpani Pal
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015069348608
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

Contains a series of ICAPR proceedings on the advances of different facets of pattern recognition. This work tackles open problems in the classic fields of image and video processing, document analysis and multimedia object retrieval as well as more advanced topics in biometrics speech and signal analysis.