A model for ontology-based peer-to-peer management of knowledge artifacts

Authors Oscar Mangisengi
Wolfgang Essmayr
Title A model for ontology-based peer-to-peer management of knowledge artifacts
Type techreport
Number SCCH-TR-0263
Address Hagenberg, Austria
Institution SCCH
Year 2002
SCCH ID# 263
Abstract

This paper investigates a model for peer-to-peer (P2P) management of knowledge artifacts based on a distributed ontology. P2P information management and ontologies yield significant advantages when combined and applied as advanced Web application for knowledge management (KM): (1) the knowledge owner (called knowledge peer) keeps control of his/her knowledge artifacts against other knowledge peers, (2) corporations benefit because valuable knowledge will spread among knowledge peers due to P2P properties and thus will not be lost even if particular individuals leave the corporation. Our model provides several components including a knowledge artifact repository, a local ontology with automatic capturing facilities, or a self-organized management, that are elaborated and illustrated by means of an example within this work.