The Knowledge Grid is an intelligent and sustainable interconnection environment that consists of autonomous individuals, self-organized semantic communities, adaptive networking mechanisms, evolving semantic link networks keeping meaningful connection between individuals, flows for dynamic resource sharing, and mechanisms supporting effective resource management and providing appropriate knowledge services for learning, innovation, teamwork, problem solving, and decision making. This book presents its methodology, theory, models and applications systematically for the first time. Its second edition fulfills the ideal of the Knowledge Grid by increasing many up-to-date new contents, including: the systematic method of semantic link network that supports uncertainty management, discovery of semantic links and semantic communities, and autonomous semantic data model; semantic peer-to-peer infrastructures for efficient knowledge sharing; and, a new centrality measure of network and its application in e-science. This new edition will undoubtedly provide refreshing materials for researchers, academics, practitioners and students.
“Eye-opening, thought-provoking, and enlightening.”
“An indispensable guide to the business logic of the networked era.”
—Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody
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A revelatory examination of how the wildfirelike spread of new forms of social interaction enabled by technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, with profound long-term economic and social effects-for good and for ill
A handful of kite hobbyists scattered around the world find each other online and collaborate on the most radical improvement in kite design in decades. A midwestern professor of Middle Eastern history starts a blog after 9/11 that becomes essential reading for journalists covering the Iraq war. Activists use the Internet and e-mail to bring offensive comments made by Trent Lott and Don Imus to a wide public and hound them from their positions. A few people find that a world-class online encyclopedia created entirely by volunteers and open for editing by anyone, a wiki, is not an impractical idea. Jihadi groups trade inspiration and instruction and showcase terrorist atrocities to the world, entirely online. A wide group of unrelated people swarms to a Web site about the theft of a cell phone and ultimately goads the New York City police to take action, leading to the culprit's arrest.
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In their bestseller Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams showed the world how mass collaboration was changing the way businesses communicate, create value, and compete in the new global marketplace.
This sequel shows that in more than a dozen fields—from finance to health care, science to education, the media to the environment—we have reached a historic turning point. Collaborative innovation is revolutionizing not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern, and care for one another. The wiki revolutions of the Arab Spring were only one example of how rebuilding civilization was not only possible but necessary.
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Enterprise Cyber Security presents the basic knowledge of cyber security in a succinct manner. Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered. Topic areas in the book provide knowledge needed to understand how confidentiality, integrity and availability of information can be assured. Key features: *Cyber security concepts introduced without technical jargon *Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered *Provides a balanced view of cyber security *Appeals to students, professionals and enthusiasts