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The KRAFT architecture for knowledge fusion and transformation

Preece, Alun David ORCID:, Hui, K., Gray, William Alexander, Marti, Pablo, Bench-Capon, T., Jones, D. and Cui, Z. 2000. The KRAFT architecture for knowledge fusion and transformation. Knowledge-Based Systems 13 (2-3) , pp. 113-120. 10.1016/S0950-7051(00)00052-6

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This paper describes the Knowledge Reuse And Fusion/Transformation (KRAFT) architecture which supports the fusion of knowledge from multiple, distributed, heterogeneous sources. The architecture uses constraints as a common knowledge interchange format, expressed against a common ontology. Knowledge held in local sources can be transformed into a common constraint language, and fused with knowledge from other sources. The fused knowledge is then used to solve some problem or deliver some information to a user. Problem solving in KRAFT typically exploits pre-existing constraint solvers. KRAFT uses an open and flexible agent architecture in which knowledge sources, knowledge fusing entities and users are all represented by independent KRAFT agents, communicating using a messaging protocol. Facilitator agents perform matchmaking and brokerage services between the various kinds of agent. KRAFT is being applied to an example application in the domain of network data services design.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge fusion; Knowledge reuse; Agent architectures
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0950-7051
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2022 11:31

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