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A distributed knowledge management infrastructure based on a Topic Map grid

Korthaus, Axel, Aleksy, Markus , & Henke, Stefan (2009) A distributed knowledge management infrastructure based on a Topic Map grid. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 6(1), pp. 66-80.

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Abstract

Modern enterprise knowledge management systems typically require distributed approaches and the integration of numerous heterogeneous sources of information. A powerful foundation for these tasks can be Topic Maps, which not only provide a semantic net-like knowledge representation means and the possibility to use ontologies for modelling knowledge structures, but also offer concepts to link these knowledge structures with unstructured data stored in files, external documents etc. In this paper, we present the architecture and prototypical implementation of a Topic Map application infrastructure, the ‘Topic Grid’, which enables transparent, node-spanning access to different Topic Maps distributed in a network.

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ID Code: 29721
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: distributed knowledge management, topic maps, Topic Grid
DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2009.026293
ISSN: 1740-0562
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING (080500) > Distributed and Grid Systems (080501)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Inderscience Publishers
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2010 08:02
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:36

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