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The OpenKnowledge System: an interaction-centered approach to knowledge sharing

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  • R. Siebes
  • D. Dupplaw
  • S. Kotoulas
  • A. Perreau de Pinninck
  • F van Harmelen
  • D. Robertson

Related Edinburgh Organisations

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS
Subtitle of host publicationOTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, ODBASE, GADA, and IS 2007, Vilamoura, Portugal, November 25-30, 2007, Proceedings, Part I
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-76848-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-76846-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


The information that is made available through the semantic web will be accessed through complex programs (web-services, sensors, etc.) that may interact in sophisticated ways. Composition guided simply by the specifications of programs’ inputs and outputs is insufficient to obtain reliable aggregate performance - hence the recognised need for process models to specify the interactions required between programs. These interaction models, however, are traditionally viewed as a consequence of service composition rather than as the focal point for facilitating composition. We describe an operational system that uses models of interaction as the focus for knowledge exchange. Our implementation adopts a peer to peer architecture, thus making minimal assumptions about centralisation of knowledge sources, discovery and interaction control.

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