Computing for Human Experience: Semantics-Empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on the Ubiquitous Web

TitleComputing for Human Experience: Semantics-Empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on the Ubiquitous Web
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAmit Sheth
JournalIEEE Internet Computing articles
Keywordscomputing for human experience, human perception, human-computer interaction, Internet, Machine Perception, Ontologies, pervasive computing, semantic computing, Semantic Web, Social Computing
Abstract

We're on the verge of an era in which the human experience can be enriched in ways we couldn't have imagined two decades ago. Recent technological progress with several technologies- including computing technologies; communication, social-interaction, and Web technologies; and embedded, fixed, or mobile sensors and devices; enables use to rethink the relationship and interactions between humans and machines. Their semantics-empowered convergence and integration will enable us to capture, understand, and reapply human knowledge and intellect. Such capabilities will consequently elevate our technological ability to deal with the abstractions, concepts, and actions that characterize human experiences. This will herald computing for human experience (CHE). The CHE vision is built on a suite of technologies that serves, assists, and cooperates with humans to nondestructively and unobtrusively complement and enrich normal activities, with minimal explicit concern or effort on the humans' part. CHE will anticipate when to gather and apply relevant knowledge and intelligence. It will enable human experiences that are intertwined with the physical, conceptual, and experiential worlds (emotions, sentiments, and so on [CB]), rather than immerse humans in cyber worlds for a specific task. Instead of focusing on humans interacting with a technology or system, CHE will feature technology-rich human surroundings that often initiate interactions. Interaction will be more sophisticated and seamless compared to today's precursors such as automotive accident-avoidance systems.

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Sheth, A. Computing for Human Experience: Semantics-Empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on the Ubiquitous Web. IEEE Internet Computing (Special Issue on Internet Predictions: V. Cerf and M. Singh, Eds.), Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 88-91, Jan./Feb. 2010. DOI:10.1109/MIC.2010.4.

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