Semantics-assisted problem solving on the Semantic Grid

Liming Chen, Nigel Richard Shadbolt, Feng Tao, Carole Goble, Colin Puleston, Simon James Cox

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    In this paper we propose a distributed knowledge management framework for semantics and knowledge creation, population, and reuse on the grid. Its objective is to evolve the Grid toward the Semantic Grid with the ultimate purpose of facilitating problem solving in e-Science. The framework uses ontology as the conceptual backbone and adopts the service-oriented computing paradigm for information- and knowledge-level computation. We further present a semantics-based approach to problem solving, which exploits the rich semantic information of grid resource descriptions for resource discovery, instantiation, and composition. The framework and approach has been applied to a UK e-Science project - Grid Enabled Engineering Design Search and Optimisation in Engineering (GEODISE). An ontology-enabled problem solving environment (PSE) has been developed in GEODISE to leverage the semantic content of GEODISE resources and the Semantic Grid infrastructure for engineering design. Implementation and initial experimental results are reported. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-176
    Number of pages19
    JournalComputational Intelligence
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2005


    • e-Science
    • Engineering design
    • Knowledge management
    • Ontology
    • Problem solving
    • Semantic grid


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