Towards A Semantic Web, 1st Edition

Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research

 
Towards A Semantic Web, 1st Edition,Bill Cope,Mary Kalantzis,Liam Magee,ISBN9781843346012
 
 
 

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Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to the ‘semantic web’ and semantic publishing for readers outside the field of computer science
  • Discusses the relevance of the ‘semantic web’ and semantic publishing more broadly, and its application to academic research
  • Examines the changing ecologies of knowledge production

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This book addresses the question of how knowledge is currently documented, and may soon be documented in the context of what it calls ‘semantic publishing’. This takes two forms: a more narrowly and technically defined ‘semantic web’; as well as a broader notion of semantic publishing. This book examines the ways in which knowledge is represented in journal articles and books. By contrast, it goes on to explore the potential impacts of semantic publishing on academic research and authorship. It sets this in the context of changing knowledge ecologies: the way research is done; the way knowledge is represented and; the modes of knowledge access used by researchers, students and the general public.

Bill Cope

Dr Bill Cope is Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and Director of Common Ground Publishing. He is the co-author or editor of a number of books, including, with Angus Phillips, The Future of the Book in the Digital Age, also published by Chandos, in 2006.

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University of Illinois and Common Ground Publishing, USA

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Mary Kalantzis

Dr Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and, with Bill Cope, co-author of The Powers of Literacy, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993; Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, Routledge, 2000; New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008; and Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Illinois, USA

Liam Magee

Dr Liam Magee is a research project leader at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, working on the theory and practice of the semantic web.

Affiliations and Expertise

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia

Towards A Semantic Web, 1st Edition

Changing knowledge systems in the era of the social web; Frameworks for knowledge representation; The meaning of meaning: Alternative disciplinary perspectives; What does the digital do to knowledge making? Books and journal articles: The textual practices of academic; Textual representations and knowledge support-systems in research intensive networks; An historical introduction to formal knowledge systems; Contemporary dilemmas: Tables versus webs; Upper-level ontologies; Describing knowledge domains: A case study of biological ontologies; On commensurability; A framework for commensurability; Creating an interlanguage of the social web; Interoperability and the exchange of humanly usable digital content; Framing a new agenda for semantic publishing.

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A good book for its wealth of sometimes profound insights into the evolution of scholarship and scientific communication from a relatively static print culture into what's already emerged as a protean electronic culture., College and Research Libraries
 
 

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