The architecture and main processes of ontology-based peer-to-peer management of knowledge artifacts

Authors Oscar Mangisengi
Wolfgang Essmayr
Title The architecture and main processes of ontology-based peer-to-peer management of knowledge artifacts
Booktitle Proc. 14th Int. Workshop. in Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2003)
Type in proceedings
Publisher IEEE Computer Society Press
Address Prague, Czech Republic
ISBN 0-7695-1993-8
Month September
Year 2003
Pages 787-791
SCCH ID# 269
Abstract

This paper describes the architecture and main processes of 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 ontologies and 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 architecture provides several layers including data sources, knowledge artifact resources, knowledge artifact management, and P2P network layers. Furthermore, the main processes of KM, namely, knowledge acquisition and knowledge retrieval are analyzed.