From the Back Cover
-Dave Hollander, CTO; Contivo Inc., Co-chair W3C XML Schema Working Group
This book will help you navigate through the current batch of alphabet soup: XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and the rest. It gives a clear overview of the territory punctuated by examples...
-Peter Norvig, Google.com
What does semantics have to do with information systems, databases, enterprise integration, and Web services? Though sometimes misunderstood as an arcane liberal art, semantics is at the core of these and other emerging technologies. Semantics is a powerful and intuitive philosophy, methodology, and framework that can be used to leverage existing knowledge, data, and resources, ensuring your systems will be able to evolve with your business and keep pace with technology in the years to come.
Well-written and engaging, Semantics in Business Systems: The Savvy Manager's Guide contains the knowledge you need to understand and assess how semantics can help your information systems. It begins with a clear explanation of what semantics is and then describes, using real-world examples, how semantics currently affects business systems. The book then explores future applications of semantics, illustrating its connection to XML and the Semantic Web.