Adaptive Information: Improving Business Through Semantic Interoperability, Grid Computing, and Enterprise Integration
- New Paradigm for considering application integration and B2B problems
- Heightens the importance of conveying meaning between systems
- Addresses movement in the EAI space toward more data handling capabilities
- Offers a solution for the multitude of managers disconnected with the latest technologies
- Leverages the technical advances made in complex data integration over 15 years
- Shifts the focus from technology solutions to information solutions
- Relies heavily on the use of practical examples, tips, definitions, and soapbox excerpts throughout the main body of text
List of Tables and Other Sidebar Elements.
PART 1: WHY SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY?
1. Semantic Interoperability Gives IT Meaning.
2. Information Infrastructure Issues and Problems.
3. Promise of Frictionless Information.
PART 2: SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY PRIMER.
4. Foundations in Data Semantics.
5. Semantic Conflict Solution Patterns.
6. Meta-Data Archetypes.
7. Ontology Design Patterns.
8. Multi-Modal Interoperability Architecture.
9. Infrastructure and E-Business Patterns.
PART 3: ADOPTING SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES.
10. Capability Case Studies.
11. Adoption Strategies.
12. Tomorrow's Adaptive and Dynamic Systems.
Appendix A: Vendor Profiles, Tools and Scorecards.
Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations.
RALPH HODGSON is the cofounder of TopQuadrant, a consulting firm that specializes in semantic technologies and services for software innovation through "Solution Envisioning with Capability Cases."
...an essential read for all Semantic Web practitioners-from CIOs to CTOs and architects to managers...a must-read for upper management." (IEEE Distributed Systems Online, August 2005)