||Dec 7 2001
The Intelligent Wireless Web presents a fascinating, insightful vision of the Web's near future, with an overview of the technologies that will make it possible.
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This book explores technology developments in speech recognition, mobile wireless devices, network integration, and software that will be far more responsive to our informational and transactional needs. The Intelligent Wireless Web examines the convergence and synergy among five key technological components: speech used as a primary user interface; wireless personal area networks (WPANs); an integrated wired/wireless network infrastructure; supporting wireless protocols; and intelligent applications. It investigates available technologies and standards that are currently being developed to bring these goals into the mainstream of Internet use. Inside you'll find an introduction to a wide variety of topics, as well as an in-depth look at the fundamental relationships between cutting-edge technologies such as:
Speech recognition and understanding text-to-speech generators, and Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML)
Personal Area Networks (PANs), Bluetooth(TM), Jini(TM), and Universal Plug & Play
Spread Spectrum, wireless networks, and the IEEE 802.11 standard Wireless handheld devices and third-generation TDMA and CDMA
Mobile IP, Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), and Wireless Markup Language (WML)
Web Services, .NET, J2EE(TM), SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and XML
Neural networks, adaptive software, data mining, and agents Machine learning and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Semantic Web Architecture
Ongoing research projects, such as MIT's Project OXYGEN, are used throughout to illustrate elements of the intelligent wireless Web in action. Appendixes present standards organizations, mobile protocols, security issues, and a case study of knowledge management. With an understanding of the trends, goals, and technologies described in The Intelligent Wireless Web, you will be well-positioned to develop your own strategic planning for the coming world of the ubiquitous Internet.
Wouldn’t it be great to just tap your ‘com-badge’ and be able to speak to anyone, anytime, anywhere - the way they do on Star Trek? Or to say “Computer” followed by a perplexing question and receive an intelligent answer?
It is not difficult to imagine that, in the foreseeable future, advances in information science, the Internet and advanced communications will continue at a very rapid pace, and that technology convergence will begin to yield major improvements in the usefulness and productivity of technology. Science fiction may become reality as technology provides devices that increasingly mimic the features of the Star Trek “com badge”.
Andrew Allentuck - www.globebooks.com
The Intelligent Wireless Web discusses the converging technologies of speech-driven computing, wireless personal area networks, integrated wired and wireless infrastructures, wireless protocols and intelligent applications. The authors, senior scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discuss speech recognition and Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), Personal Area Networks, Bluetooth, and Universal Plug & Play, Spread Spectrum and wireless devices in 3G space, Mobil IP and WAP, machine learning and distributed artificial intelligence and semantic web architecture.
The Intelligent Wireless Web presents the web as it will be in a year or two. The authors use language that is accessible to anyone who speaks English, present their ideas in relatively untechnical terms, and achieve a breakthrough in the difficult process of turning high level science into cutting edge ideas. Add in the value of their insights into the near term future of wireless computing and it’s clear- for those in the wireless business, this is the compass of the destiny of the technology. If you are in wireless computing, you need this book.
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