Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 462–473 | Cite as

Knowledge base grid: A generic grid architecture for semantic web

  • ZhaoHui Wu
  • HuaJun Chen
  • JieFeng Xu


The emergence of semantic web will result in an enormous amount of knowledge base resources on the web. In this paper, a generic Knowledge Base Grid Architecture (KB-Grid) for building large-scale knowledge systems on the semantic web is presented. KB-Grid suggests a paradigm that emphasizes how to organize, discover, utilize, and manage web knowledge base resources. Four principal components are under development: a semantic browser for retrieving and browsing semantically enriched information, a knowledge server acting as the web container for knowledge, an ontology server for managing web ontologies, and a knowledge base directory server acting as the registry and catalog of KBs. Also a referential model of knowledge service and the mechanisms required for semantic communication within KB-Grid are defined. To verify the design rationale underlying the KB-Grid, an implementation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is described.


grid semantic web knowledge sharing web knowledge base 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grid Computing Lab, College of Computer ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhonP.R. China

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