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Semantic Web Reasoning Using a Blackboard System

McKenzie, Craig, Preece, Alun David and Gray, Peter 2006. Semantic Web Reasoning Using a Blackboard System. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4187 , pp. 204-218. 10.1007/11853107_15

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the need for a hybrid reasoning approach to handing Semantic Web (SW) data and explain why we believe that the Blackboard Architecture is particularly suitable. We describe how we have utilised it for coordinating a combination of ontological inference, rules and constraint based reasoning within a SW context. After describing the metaphor on which the Blackboard Architecture is based we introduce its key components: the blackboard Panels containing the solution space facts and problem related goals and sub-goals; the differing behaviours of the associated Knowledge Sources and how they interact with the blackboard; and, finally, the Controller and how it manages and focuses the problem solving effort. To help clarify, we use our test-bed system, the AKTive Workgroup Builder and Blackboard (AWB+B) to explain some of the issues and problems encountered when implementing a SW Blackboard System in a problem oriented context.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: ISBN 9783540395867 -Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning. From the Fourth Workshop on Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning. (PPSWR2006) Budva, Montenegro, 10-11 June 2006
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 10:54
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46093

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