An Intelligent Brokering Service for Knowledge-Component Reuse
on the World-Wide Web
project number: 27169
Keywords: World-Wide Web brokering service, Knowledge-based Systems,
Problem-solving methods, Ontologies
phase of IBROW continues with support from the IST program of the European
Objectives and approach
The objective of IBROW3 is to develop intelligent brokers that are able
to distributively configure reusable components into knowledge systems
through the World-Wide Web. The WWW is changing the nature of software
development to a distributive plug & play process, which requires a
new kind of managing software: intelligent software brokers.
IBROW3 will integrate research on heterogeneous DB, interoperability
and Web technology with knowledge-system technology and ontologies.
The result of IBROW3 will be an intelligent broker that can handle web
requests of customers for classes of knowledge systems (e.g. diagnostic
systems) by accessing libraries of reusable problem-solving methods on
the Web, and selecting, adapting and configuring these methods in accordance
with the customer's problem and domain.
Some of the accessible results so far
Successful completion of IBROW3, which is endorsed by an industrial advisory
committee, can have significant impact on European industry because it
will help to lower the cost of applying knowledge-system technology, which
will become available on a much larger scale. This is especially relevant
for SME, which currently cannot afford such technology.
The techniques developed in the project can be directly applied to
University of Amsterdam
1018 WB Amsterdam
an email to all partners involved in the IBROW3 project.
Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam,
(SWI) University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (coordinator), Richard
Artificial Intelligence Research
Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, Enric
Plaza, Eva Armengol.
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University,
United Kingdom, Enrico Motta,
of Karlsruhe, Germany, Rudi
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
the Netherlands, Dieter
Fensel, Frank van
Industrial advisory board: