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Uncertainty Reasoning for the World Wide Web

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:55:05 +0100
To: wai-xtech@w3.org
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This is the report of the W3C Uncertainty Reasoning for the World Wide 
Web Incubator Group (URW3-XG) [1] as specified in the Deliverables 
section  of its charter. [2]

In this report we present requirements for better defining the challenge 
of reasoning with and representing uncertain information available 
through the World Wide Web and related WWW technologies. 

Specifically the report: 

  * identifies and describes situations on the scale of the World Wide 
    Web for which uncertainty reasoning would significantly increase 
    the potential for extracting useful information, [3]

  * identifies methodologies that can be applied to these situations 
    and the fundamentals of a standardized representation that could 
    serve as the basis for information exchange necessary for these 
    methodologies to be effectively used, [4]

  * includes a set of use cases illustrating conditions under which 
    uncertainty reasoning is important, [5] [6]

  * provides an overview and discusses the applicability to the World 
    Wide Web of prominent uncertainty reasoning techniques and the 
    information that needs to be represented for effective uncertainty 
    reasoning to be possible, [7]

  * includes a bibliography of work relevant to the challenge of 
    developing standardized representations for uncertainty and 
    exploiting them in Web-based services and applications. [8]


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/

[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/charter

[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-20080331/#process

[4] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-

[5] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-20080331/#usecases

[6] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-

[7] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-20080331/#approaches

[8] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/urw3/XGR-urw3-20080331/#references
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