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Configuring Online Problem-Solving Resources with the Internet Reasoning Service
March/April 2003 (vol. 18 no. 2)
pp. 34-42
Monica Crubézy, Stanford University
Mark A. Musen, Stanford University
Enrico Motta, The Open University
Wenjin Lu, City University of London

Many Web resources are dynamic services that provide some functionality for end users. Existing service-providing resources, however, tend to be "integral." For instance, online services for data analysis are available, but usually it is impossible to modify the underlying reasoning system, to configure it for a different domain, or to integrate different services to produce new functionalities. One solution to this problem would be a technological framework that provides sophisticated online problem-solving resources that are configurable for different applications. Toward that end, the Internet Reasoning Service is a Web-based front end that lets developers prototype knowledge-based applications quickly out of reusable problem-solving resources in distributed libraries. The ultimate aim is to make reliable problem-solving technology available to a wider audience and to provide the level of intelligent support that allows rapid generation of Web-based knowledge applications.

Index Terms:
problem-solving methods (PSMs), ontologies, reusable components, knowledge-based systems, adapters, Web services
Monica Crubézy, Mark A. Musen, Enrico Motta, Wenjin Lu, "Configuring Online Problem-Solving Resources with the Internet Reasoning Service," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 34-42, March-April 2003, doi:10.1109/MIS.2003.1193655
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