Viewing the web as a distributed knowledge base

Serge Abiteboul, Emilien Antoine, Julia Stoyanovich

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    This paper addresses the challenges faced by everyday Web users, who interact with inherently heterogeneous and distributed information. Managing such data is currently beyond the skills of casual users. We describe ongoing work that has as its goal the development of foundations for declarative distributed data management. In this approach, we see the Web as a knowledge base consisting of distributed logical facts and rules. Our objective is to enable automated reasoning over this knowledge base, ultimately improving the quality of service and of data. For this, we use Webdamlog, a Datalogstyle language with rule delegation. We outline ongoing efforts on the Web dam Exchange platform that combines Webdamlog evaluation with communication and security protocols.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number6228064
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
    StatePublished - 2012
    EventIEEE 28th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2012 - Arlington, VA, United States
    Duration: Apr 1 2012Apr 5 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Signal Processing
    • Information Systems


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