Issue No. 11 - November (2002 vol. 35)
Ning Zhong , Maebashi Institute of Technology
Jiming Liu , Hong Kong Baptist University
Yiy Yao , University of Regina
<p>Web intelligence offers a new direction for scientific research and development, pushing technology toward manipulating the meaning of data and creating a distributed intelligence that can actually get things done. WI explores the fundamental and practical impact that artificial intelligence and advanced information technology will have on the next generation of Web-empowered systems, services, and environments.</p><p>The Web significantly affects both academic research and everyday life, revolutionizing how we gather, store, process, present, share, and use information. It offers opportunities and challenges in many areas, including business, commerce, finance, and research and development.</p><p>The next-generation Web will go beyond improved information search and knowledge queries and will help people achieve better ways of living, working, playing, and learning. To fulfill its potential, the intelligent Web?s design and development must incorporate knowledge from existing disciplines, such as artificial intelligence and information technology, in a totally new domain.</p>
Y. Yao, J. Liu and N. Zhong, "In Search of the Wisdom Web," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 27-31, 2002.