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GridVine: An Infrastructure for Peer Information Management
September/October 2007 (vol. 11 no. 5)
pp. 36-44
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Suchit Agarwal, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Karl Aberer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
GridVine is a semantic overlay infrastructure based on a peer-to-peer (P2P) access structure. Built following the principle of data independence, it separates a logical layer—in which data, schemas, and schema mappings are managed—from a physical layer consisting of a structured P2P network supporting decentralized indexing, key load-balancing, and efficient routing. The system is decentralized, yet fosters semantic interoperability through pair-wise schema mappings and query reformulation. GridVine's heterogeneous but semantically related information sources can be queried transparently using iterative query reformulation. The authors discuss a reference implementation of the system and several mechanisms for resolving queries collaboratively.
Index Terms:
semantic overlay infrastructure, peer-to-peer, data independence, query reformulation, knowledge management, semantic knowledge management
Citation:
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Suchit Agarwal, Karl Aberer, "GridVine: An Infrastructure for Peer Information Management," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 36-44, Sept.-Oct. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.108
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