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The Intelligent Wireless Web

So just how will the Web scale up to provide the infrastructure to meet this ideal process? The Web will require fundamental upgrades in its physical and intellectual components to perform intelligent tasks including:

Physical (hardware):

  1. Personal and embedded devices
  2. Wireless networking infrastructure
  3. Processing chips

Intellectual (software):

  1. Speech recognition, understanding, synthesis and translation
  2. Mobile Protocols
  3. Semantic Web Architecture
    1. XML and Schema
    2. RDF and Schema layer (with Topic Maps)
    3. Ontology layer
    4. Logic layer (Universal language for logic)
  4. Adaptive Software Languages and Learning Algorithms
  5. Parallel processing AI application over clustered networks, perhaps, as Web Services

These physical and software components are necessary to implement the Intelligent Wireless Web. They require changing software applications from dumb and static to intelligent and dynamic.

In the next sections, we will highlight the innovative processes underway in these technology areas. For example, consider software-agents that root around behind the scenes to complete an assigned task. Among the first bots in this category could be context-aware applications that seek to ease information overload from e-mails, pagers, and phone calls. Future agent classes could employ procedures based upon statistical reasoning in order to draw inferences from user behavior. As an example, Microsoft's Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group's Open Agent Architecture (OAA) takes a user's request as spoken into a microphone. A speech recognition agent hears the spoken request and passes the recognized words along to the natural language agent, which translates the word strings into logical representation of English. Then another agent, called a Digital Companion, understands the request and relays orders to agents capable of carrying out the order based upon known user preferences.

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Created: March 20, 2002
Revised: March 20, 2002

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