The KRAFT Architecture for Knowledge Fusion and Transformation [chapter]

Alun Preece, Kit Hui, Alex Gray, Philippe Marti, Trevor Bench-Capon, Dean Jones, Zhan Cui
2000 Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XVI  
This paper describes the 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 tranformed into the 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
more » ... pically 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.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0745-3_2 fatcat:3qcsz2djvbebnpdda2ljrfwthm