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Social Semantics

The Search for Meaning on the Web

By Harry Halpin

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4614-1884-9
  • 238 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Social Semantics: The Search for Meaning on the Web provides a unique introduction to identity and reference theories of the World Wide Web, through the academic lens of philosophy of language and data-driven statistical models. The Semantic Web is a natural evolution of the Web, and this book covers the URL-based Web architecture and Semantic Web in detail. It has a robust empirical side which has an impact on industry. Social Semantics: The Search for Meaning on the Web discusses how the largest problem facing the Semantic Web is the problem of identity and reference, and how these are the results of a larger general theory of meaning. This book hypothesizes that statistical semantics can solve these problems, illustrated by case studies ranging from a pioneering study of tagging systems to using the Semantic Web to boost the results of commercial search engines. Social Semantics: The Search for Meaning on the Web targets practitioners working in the related fields of the semantic web, search engines, information retrieval, philosophers of language and more. Advanced-level students and researchers focusing on computer science will also find this book valuable as a secondary text or reference book.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Architecture of the World Wide Web.
  3. The Semantic Web.
  4. Theories of Semantics on the Web.
  5. The Semantics of Tagging.
  6. The Semantics of Search.
  7. Social Semantics.

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