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Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Web

Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Web
Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Web
Despite the Web’s great success as a technology and the significant amount of computing infrastructure on which it is built, it remains, as an entity, surprisingly unstudied. Here, we look at some of the technical and social challenges that must be overcome to model the Web as a whole, keep it growing, and understand its continuing social impact. A systems approach, in the sense of systems biology, is needed if we are to be able to understand and engineer the future Web.
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Hendler, James
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Shadbolt, Nigel
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Hall, Wendy
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Hendler, James, Shadbolt, Nigel, Hall, Wendy, Berners-Lee, Tim and Weitzner, Daniel (2008) Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the Web. Communications of the ACM, 51 (7), 60-69. (doi:10.1145/1364782.1364798).

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Despite the Web’s great success as a technology and the significant amount of computing infrastructure on which it is built, it remains, as an entity, surprisingly unstudied. Here, we look at some of the technical and social challenges that must be overcome to model the Web as a whole, keep it growing, and understand its continuing social impact. A systems approach, in the sense of systems biology, is needed if we are to be able to understand and engineer the future Web.

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Published date: July 2008
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 266555
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266555
PURE UUID: f4e63b1a-4bf4-4267-95ef-fb6bc33c9ea2
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 11 Aug 2008 14:31
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 02:04

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Author: James Hendler
Author: Nigel Shadbolt
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Author: Tim Berners-Lee
Author: Daniel Weitzner

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