A Reference Architecture for Semantic Knowledge Coordination

  • S. Castano
  • A. Ferrara
  • S. Montanelli


In this paper, we present iCoord, a reference architecture for knowledge coordination in open, multi-knowledge information systems. iCoord is a peer-oriented architecture where each node represents a single agent (e.g., an enterprise, a peer) which performs knowledge design as a consequence of or in order to collaborate/interoperate with other external partners for knowledge sharing. A key aspect of iCoord is the capability to support knowledge design not only with the traditional “from scratch” approach, but also by enforcing (re)use through alignment and/or assimilation of externally harvested knowledge chunks.


Knowledge Source External Knowledge Concept Definition Reference Architecture Ontology Match 
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This paper is partially funded by the EU FP6 BOEMIE (Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction) project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly

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