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JSW 2009 Vol.4(8): 787-797 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.8.787-797

Towards Semantically Enhanced File-Sharing

Alan Davoust and Babak Esfandiari
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Abstract—We characterize publication and retrieval of structured documents in peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing systems, based on the abstract notion of community, emcompassing a shared document schema, a network protocol and data presentation tools. We present an extension of this model to manage multiple communities, and to describe relations between documents or communities. Our approach is based on the idea of reifying complex concepts to structured documents, then sharing these documents in the P2P network. The design of our prototype P2P client involves components interacting asynchronously using the blackboard model. This decoupled architecture allows the system to dynamically extend its query processing functionality by creating new components that implement the processing described in downloaded documents.

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Cite: Alan Davoust and Babak Esfandiari, "Towards Semantically Enhanced File-Sharing," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 787-797, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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