Building Global Knowledge Webs

Knowledge Representation for the Web

Panel Session at the Fouth International Conference on the World Wide Web, Boston, December 11-14, 1995.

The panel will explore how the contemporary theory and practice of knowledge representation can guide evolution of World Wide Web applications and protocols to make networked information more accessible, flexible, and useful. Knowledge is information that you can use. Knowledge representation allows computers to reconfigure and reuse information that they store in ways not narrowly prespecified in advance.

The spectacular explosion of the World-Wide Web experiment into a global information infrastructure over the past two years is creating a foundation for global knowledge systems. The swelling flood of readily-accessible information demands for knowledge-level tools to aid consumers and producers alike in locating and managing information.

Top computer scientists will consider three central themes:



The Web accesses a number of resources relevant for Knowledge Representation and Distributed Object systems.