The Pragmatic Web: Putting Rules in Context

  • Hans Weigand
  • Adrian Paschke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7438)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Weigand
    • 1
  • Adrian Paschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

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