CEC Theses and Dissertations

Title

The Construction and Validation of a Resource Cover Page as an Instrument for Cataloging Internet Resources in the Semantic Web

Date of Award

2006

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Advisor

Easwar Nyshadham

Committee Member

Amon Seagull

Committee Member

Junping Sun

Abstract

The implementation of the Semantic Web has a problem, namely, that the Semantic Web ignores the different types of already-existing resources in the current implementation of the Web. The semi-structured nature of the Web makes it quite difficult to retrieve information relevant to specific users' needs. As a result, today's Web and the next-generation Semantic Web are not interoperable. The goal of this dissertation was to make the already-existing resources in the current implementation of the Web more meaningful to the Semantic Web without taking-away the openness of the Web. A framework was introduced that created a catalog of Internet resources that allows multi-access points to different resources and allows agents to discover the sought-after knowledge. These lookup fields were implemented in this Internet cataloging framework. This catalog was established to help computer-to-computer communication and information retrieval in general. The framework contributed to research in two ways: First, a prototype was created that can be used as a source for searching on the Internet. Second, the framework implemented the latest technologies of the Semantic Web to create the prototype.

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