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The Semantic Grid: Past, Present and Future

De Roure, David, Jennings, N. R. and Shadbolt, Nigel R (2005) The Semantic Grid: Past, Present and Future Proceedings of the IEEE, 93, (3), pp. 669-681.

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Grid computing offers significant enhancements to our capabilities for computation, information processing and collaboration, and has exciting ambitions in many fields of endeavour. In this paper we argue that the full richness of the Grid vision, with its application in e-Science, e-Research or e-Business, requires the ‘Semantic Grid’. The Semantic Grid is an extension of the current Grid in which information and services are given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. To this end, we outline the requirements of the Semantic Grid, discuss the state of the art in achieving them, and identify the key research challenges in realising this vision.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: Semantic Grid, Grid computing, Semantic Web, distributed computing, knowledge representation, cooperative systems, software agents, pervasive computing
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 259976
ISSN: 0018-9219
PURE UUID: 9a483a0b-b500-4ca0-ae16-da0d37d4859e
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Date deposited: 02 Mar 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:17

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