Rules on the Web: Research and Applications

Volume 7438 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 182-192

The Pragmatic Web: Putting Rules in Context

  • Hans WeigandAffiliated withTilburg University
  • , Adrian PaschkeAffiliated withFreie Universität Berlin

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The Internet is more than a web of computers and more than a web of documents. From a pragmatic point of view it is interesting what people do with the Internet and how. Actions and events have a meaning in the context of a process or practice as enveloping a set of shared norms. The norms apply to behavior, but also to interpretation and evaluation, and can be represented and implemented using rule-based systems.


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