Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Lab#4 The Semantic Web and Computer Technology - CBCA Reference Search

The CBCA Reference produced no relevant results through the search "The Semantic Web and Computer Technology", however, the "Suggested Topics" category did return a relevant result that actually didn't include the phrase "Semantic Web" but did produce the following article that references the technology behind the Semantic Web:

The rewired web
Abstract (Document Summary)
Machines aren't nearly as tolerant as people are of idiosyncratic, graphics-dominated websites. They want information, and they want it now. Current web technologies ignore that - assuming, as they do, that there is a person at the other end of the software "thing" visiting their website and that there is a person driving the software who is willing to hunt around to find what she wants. It would be easy for other software to grab the information and use it however the software's designer intended. That would turn over the assumption that the only Internet traffic that matters is browser traffic - or people. The trick in doing this is a new-old data-packaging technology called syndication. One rapidly emerging approach is a standard called RSS, or Really Simple Syndication. In essence, it is a way of taking snippets of information and storing them on the fly in a way that makes sense to any software that understands RSS.

Reference List:

Kedrosky, P. (2004). The rewired web. Canadian Business electronic reprint, 77, 17. Retrieved January 24, 2005, from http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=694475541&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=11263&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Curtis Roberts

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