Building Trustworthy Semantic Webs

Bhavani Thuraisingham

December 5, 2007 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 432 Pages - 159 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849350801 - CAT# AU5080

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Features

  • Examines domain-specific semantic Webs for defense, finance, and medicine as well as for geospatial data and sensor data
  • Illustrates dependability issues including real-time processing, faulty tolerance, and integrity for the semantic Web
  • Discusses the applications of a trustworthy semantic Web in interoperability, knowledge management, Web services, e-business, and information sharing.
  • Discusses individual components of the semantic Web that must be secured such as XML, RDF, and OWL.
  • Summary

    Semantic Webs promise to revolutionize the way computers find and integrate data over the internet. They will allow Web agents to share and reuse data across applications, enterprises, and community boundaries. However, this improved accessibility poses a greater threat of unauthorized access, which could lead to the malicious corruption of information. Building Trustworthy Semantic Webs addresses the urgent demand for the development of effective mechanisms that will protect and secure semantic Webs.
    Design Flexible Security Policies to Improve Efficiency
    Securing semantic Webs involves the formation of policies that will dictate what type of access Web agents are allowed. This text provides the tools needed to engineer these policies and secure individual components of the semantic Web, such as XML, RDF, and OWL. It also examines how to control unauthorized inferences on the semantic Web. Since this technology is not fully realized, the book emphasizes the importance of integrating security features into semantic Webs at the onset of their development.
    Through its expansive coverage, Building Trustworthy Semantic Webs describes how the creation of semantic security standards will ensure the dependability of semantic Webs. It provides Web developers with the tools they need to protect sensitive information and guarantee the success of semantic Web applications.

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