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Social semantic web technology.


Context and Semantics for Knowledge Management

This book aims at researchers in academia and industry looking for a state-of-the-art overview of the use of semantic and Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management and personal productivity. Practitioners in industry will also benefit, in particular from the case studies which highlight cutting-edge applications in these fields.

Awareness Systems: Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design

Awareness systems can be broadly defined as those systems that help people construct and maintain awareness of each others’ activities, context or status, even if the participants are not co-located. Providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art this book provides a theoretical foundation for the design and development of Awareness Systems.

The Semantic Sphere: Computation, Cognition and Information Economy

The new digital media offers us an unprecedented memory capacity, an ubiquitous communication channel and a growing computing power. How can we exploit this medium to augment our personal and social cognitive processes at the service of human development? Combining a deep knowledge of humanities and social sciences as well as a real familiarity with computer science issues, this book explains the collaborative construction of a global hypercortex coordinated by a computable metalanguage.

Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy

Marshalling an impressive array of data, the authors discuss where and how IT is contributing to our unemployment crisis and increasingly uneven wealth distribution. More importantly, they provide a roadmap that will help us to turn this challenge into an opportunity.