Viewing the Web as a Distributed Knowledge Base

Serge Abiteboul 1, 2 Émilien Antoine 2 Julia Stoyanovich 3
1 DAHU - Verification in databases
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8643, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, LSV - Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification [Cachan]
Abstract : This papers 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 Datalog-style language with rule delegation. We outline ongoing efforts on the WebdamExchange platform that combines Webdamlog evaluation with communication and security protocols.
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Serge Abiteboul, Émilien Antoine, Julia Stoyanovich. Viewing the Web as a Distributed Knowledge Base. International Conference on Data Engineering, 2012, Washington DC, United States. ⟨hal-00703210⟩

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