Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBordetsky, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorHagenston, Marty G.
dc.contributor.authorChance, Samuel G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:29:43Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:29:43Z
dc.date.issued1998-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/864
dc.description.abstractRecent military operations have redefined the way modern warfare is waged. In a deliberate effort to achieve and retain information dominance and decision superiority, many innovative technologies have emerged to assist the human war fighter. Unquestionably, these technologies have generated resounding successes on the battlefield, the likes of which have never been seen. With all the success, however, there are still areas for improvement as the potential exists for further reducing already short sensor-to-shooter times. The current World Wide Web (WWW) is largely a human-centric information space where humans exchange and interpret data ([2] Berners-Lee, 1, 1999). The Semantic Web (SWEB) is not a separate Web, but an extension of the current one in which content is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation (Berners-Lee et al). The result is the availability of the various backgrounds, experiences, and abilities of the contributing communities through the self-describing content populating the SWEB ([2] Berners-Lee, 1999). This thesis assesses current SWEB technologies that promise to make disparate data sources machine interpretable for use in the construction of actionable knowledge with the intent of further reducing sensor-to-shooter times. The adoption of the SWEB will quietly be realized and soon machines will prove to be of greater value to war fighting. When machines are able to interpret and process content before human interaction and analysis begins, their value will be further realized. This off-loading, or delegation, will produce faster sensor-to-shooter times and assist in achieving the speed required to achieve victory on any battlefield.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/assessingpotenti10945864
dc.format.extentxxiv, 263 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSemantic Weben_US
dc.titleAssessing the potential value of semantic Web technologies in support of military operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHorner, Douglas P.
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Technology Management
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record