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Author:
Sandewall, Erik Johan (Linköping University, The Institute of Technology) (Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, CASL - Cognitive Autonomous Systems Laboratory)
Title:
Extending the concept of publication: Factbases and knowledgebases
Department:
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, CASL - Cognitive Autonomous Systems Laboratory
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology
Publication type:
Article in journal (Refereed)
Language:
English
Publisher: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Status:
Published
In:
Learned Publishing(ISSN 0953-1513)
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
123-131
Year of publ.:
2008
URI:
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46589
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46589
Subject category:
Engineering and Technology
SVEP category:
TECHNOLOGY
Abstract(en) :

The concept of a 'publication' no longer applies only to printed works, information technology has extended its application to several other types of works. This article describes a facility called the Common Knowledge Library that publishes modules of formally structured information representing facts and knowledge of various kinds. Publications of this new type have some characteristics in common with databases, and others in common with software modules, however, they also share some important characteristics with traditional publications. A framework for citation of previous work is important in order to provide an incentive for contributors of such modules. Peer review - the traditional method of quality assurance for scientific articles - must also be applied, although in a modified form, for fact and knowledge modules. The construction of the Common Knowledge Library is a cumulative process, new contributions are obtained by interpreting the contents of existing knowledge sources on the Internet, and the existing contents of the Library are an important resource for that interpretation process.

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2009-10-11
Created:
2009-10-11
Last updated:
2011-03-08
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