The Intelligent Wireless Web

The Intelligent Wireless Web

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by H. Peter Alesso, C. F. Smith
     
 

"If you buy one book on the intelligent Internet, this should be it."—Minerva Tantoco-Hobbs, Director of Advanced Technology & Media Lab, Answerthink

"This book runs guns to the revolutionaries, detailing all the technologies, all the candidate protocols, and all the challenges to be met along the way to build the intelligent wireless

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"If you buy one book on the intelligent Internet, this should be it."—Minerva Tantoco-Hobbs, Director of Advanced Technology & Media Lab, Answerthink

"This book runs guns to the revolutionaries, detailing all the technologies, all the candidate protocols, and all the challenges to be met along the way to build the intelligent wireless Web."—Michael Swaine, Editor-at-Large, Dr. Dobb's Journal

Written by two authors at the forefront of the Internet revolution, 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. 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.



Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201730630
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/04/2001
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

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The Intelligent Wireless Web 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A highly inspirational 'GESTALT' view of the mobile internet of the future, a MUST READ for anyone in the technology business
Guest More than 1 year ago
The wireless web is expected to eclipse the wired Internet and it is difficult to find books that treat the many emerging forms of this technology well. The book is easy to read, and ranges over both the practical and the theoretical in a well balanced and useful manner. With the many connections and devices forming the new wireless web, Peter Alesso and Craig Smith outline and describe the key underpinnings and implications that every technologist and business person should be aware of. This book is useful to business and technology planning. It details the relevant and hard to get information about the emerging wireless technology. With intelligence, it goes further to sensibly describe my favorite parts - the challenges and opportunities of each technology. I recommend it to any senior technology professional ¿ aspiring or already practicing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to glimpse the power of our technological future, this is the book for you! Writing for the informed layman but including details that will interest even the most devoted cognoscenti, Alesso and Smith anticipate developments in the vanguard technologies of connectivity and computing and weave them into a compelling vision of almost effortless intelligence, available for work, study and pleasure. Not science fiction but technically correct futurism, The Intelligent Wireless Web is a must-read for everyone interested in the dazzling potential of the internet and related technologies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fascinating and insightful look into the future and an invaluable tool for evaluating the potential of new systems. The premise that Internet use will be based on wireless technology, artificial intelligence and voice commands is right on target. I highly recommend this book.