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Semantic Web and Beyond #1: Semantic Management of Middleware

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Current middleware solutions, such as application servers and Web services, are very complex software products that are hard to tame because of the intricacies of distributed systems. So far, their functionalities have mostly been developed and managed with the help of administration tools and corresponding configuration files, recently in XML. Though this constitutes a very flexible way of developing and administrating a distributed application, the disadvantage is that the conceptual model underlying the different configurations is only implicit. Hence, its bits and pieces are difficult to retrieve, survey, check for validity and maintain. To remedy such problems, SEMANTIC MANAGEMENT OF MIDDLEWARE contributes an ontology-based approach to support the development and administration of middleware-based applications. The ontology is an explicit conceptual model with formal logic-based semantics. Therefore, its descriptions may be queried, may foresight required actions, or may be checked to avoid inconsistent system configurations. SEMANTIC MANAGEMENT OF MIDDLEWARE builds a rigorous approach towards giving the declarative descriptions of components and services a well-defined meaning by specifying ontological foundations and by showing how such foundations may be realized in practical, up-and-running systems. SEMANTIC MANAGEMENT OF MIDDLEWARE is an excellent training companion for active practitioners seeking to incorporate advanced and leading edge ontology-based approach and technologies. It is a necessary preparation manual for researchers in distributed computing who see semantics as an important enabler for the next generation. This book is also suitable for graduate-level students in computer science.

Synopsis:

Current middleware solutions, e.g., application servers and Web services, are very complex software products that are hard to tame because of intricacies of distributed systems. Their functionalities have mostly been developed and managed with the help of administration tools and corresponding configuration files, recently in XML. Though this constitutes flexibility for developing and administrating a distributed application, the conceptual model underlying the different configurations is only implicit. To remedy such problems, Semantic Management of Middleware contributes an ontology-based approach to support the development and administration of middleware-based applications. The ontology is an explicit conceptual model with formal logic-based semantics. Its descriptions may therefore be queried, may foresight required actions, or may be checked to avoid inconsistent system configurations. This book builds a rigorous approach towards giving the declarative descriptions of components and services a well-defined meaning by specifying ontological foundations and by showing how such foundations may be realized in practical, up-and-running systems.

Table of Contents

Preface by Prof. Amit P. Sheth.- Foreword by Prof. Dr. Steffan Staab.- Fundamentals.- Introduction.- Middleware.- Ontologies.- Towards Semantic Management.- Design of a Management Ontology.- Analysis of Existing Ontologies.- The Appropriate Foundational Ontology.- An Ontological Formalization of Software Components and Web Services.- Realization of Semantic Management.- Design of an Ontology-Based Application Server-. Implementation.- Applying the Management Ontology.- Finale.- Related Work.- Conclusion & Outlook.- Appendices.- References.- Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441939050
Author:
Oberle, Daniel
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Information Systems Applications (incl.Internet)
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Information Systems and Communication Service
Subject:
multimedia information systems
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Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
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Database management
Subject:
e-Commerce/e-business
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e-Commerce/e-business <P>This new reference provides a detailed road map on how semantics and Semantic Web technologies can play a significant role in creating a middleware system and in managing heterogeneous software systems. The book builds a rigorous
Subject:
Internet-Information
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Information Systems
Subject:
Multimedia systems
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Series:
Semantic Web and Beyond
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20101123
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 451 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Current middleware solutions, e.g., application servers and Web services, are very complex software products that are hard to tame because of intricacies of distributed systems. Their functionalities have mostly been developed and managed with the help of administration tools and corresponding configuration files, recently in XML. Though this constitutes flexibility for developing and administrating a distributed application, the conceptual model underlying the different configurations is only implicit. To remedy such problems, Semantic Management of Middleware contributes an ontology-based approach to support the development and administration of middleware-based applications. The ontology is an explicit conceptual model with formal logic-based semantics. Its descriptions may therefore be queried, may foresight required actions, or may be checked to avoid inconsistent system configurations. This book builds a rigorous approach towards giving the declarative descriptions of components and services a well-defined meaning by specifying ontological foundations and by showing how such foundations may be realized in practical, up-and-running systems.
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