Spinning the Semantic Web: Bringing the World Wide Web to Its Full Potential
Author: Dieter Fensel
As the World Wide Web continues to expand, it becomes increasingly difficult for users to obtain information efficiently. Because most search engines read format languages such as HTML or SGML, search results reflect formatting tags more than actual page content, which is expressed in natural language. Spinning the Semantic Web describes an exciting new type of hierarchy and standardization that will replace the current "web of links" with a "web of meaning." Using a flexible set of languages and tools, the Semantic Web will make all available information -- display elements, metadata, services, images, and especially content -- accessible. The result will be an immense repository of information accessible for a wide range of new applications.
This first handbook for the Semantic Web covers, among other topics, software agents that can negotiate and collect information, markup languages that can tag many more types of information in a document, and knowledge systems that enable machines to read Web pages and determine their reliability. The truly interdisciplinary Semantic Web combines aspects of artificial intelligence, markup languages, natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge representation, intelligent agents, and databases.
Table of Contents:
|2||SHOE : a blueprint for the Semantic Web||29|
|3||DAML-ONT : an ontology language for the Semantic Web||65|
|4||Ontologies and schema languages on the Web||95|
|5||UPML : the language and tool support for making the Semantic Web alive||141|
|6||Ontologies come of age||171|
|7||Sesame : an architecture for storing and querying RDF data and schema information||197|
|8||Enabling task-centered knowledge support through semantic markup||223|
|9||Knowledge mobility : semantics for the Web as a white knight for knowledge-based systems||253|
|10||Complex relationships for the Semantic Web||279|
|11||SEmantic portAL - the SEAL approach||317|
|12||Semantic gadgets : ubiquitous computing meets the Semantic Web||363|
|13||Static and dynamic semantics of the Web||377|
|14||Semantic annotation for Web content adpatation||403|
|15||Task-achieving agents on the World Wide Web||431|
Comprehensive Functional Verification: The Complete Industry Cycle
Author: Bruce Wil
One of the biggest challenges in chip and system design is determining whether the hardware works correctly. That is the job of functional verification engineers and they are the audience for this comprehensive text from three top industry professionals.
As designs increase in complexity, so has the value of verification engineers within the hardware design team. In fact, the need for skilled verification engineers has grown dramatically--functional verification now consumes between 40 and 70% of a project's labor, and about half its cost. Currently there are very few books on verification for engineers, and none that cover the subject as comprehensively as this text.
A key strength of this book is that it describes the entire verification cycle and details each stage. The organization of the book follows the cycle, demonstrating how functional verification engages all aspects of the overall design effort and how individual cycle stages relate to the larger design process. Throughout the text, the authors leverage their 35 plus years experience in functional verification, providing examples and case studies, and focusing on the skills, methods, and tools needed to complete each verification task. Additionally, the major vendors (Mentor Graphics, Cadence Design Systems, Verisity, and Synopsys) have implemented key examples from the text and made these available on line, so that the reader can test out the methods described in the text.
* Comprehensive overview of the complete verification cycle
* Combines industry experience with a strong emphasis on functional verification fundamentals
* Includes industry examples and real-world case studies