The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch


Hall, Wendy, De Roure, David and Shadbolt, Nigel (2009) The evolution of the Web and implications for eResearch. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367, (1890), 991-1001. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0252).

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The hypertext visionaries foresaw the potential of richly interlinked global information systems for advancing human knowledge. The Web provided the infrastructure to enable those ideas to become a reality, and it quickly became a platform for collaborative research and data sharing. As the Web has evolved, new ways of using it for eResearch have emerged, such as the social networking facilities enabled by Web 2.0 technologies. The next generation of the Web-the so-called Semantic Web-is now on the horizon, which will again enable new types of collaborative research to emerge. If we are to understand and anticipate these new modes of collaboration, we need a discipline that studies the Web as a whole. Web science is this discipline.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1364-503X (print)
1471-2962 (electronic)
Keywords: hypertext, web 2.0, semantic web, eresearch, web science
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 267132
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2009 15:07
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2014 14:55
Research Funder: EPSRC
Projects:
PLATFORM: End-to-End pipeline for chemical information: from the laboratory to literature and back again
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/C008863/1)
April 2005 to June 2010
Contact Email Address: wh@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Further Information:Google Scholar
ISI Citation Count:5
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267132

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