A Storage System for Scalable Knowledge Representation
by Karp, Peter D., Paley, Suzanne M., and Greenberg, Ira
Technical Note 547
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Note: To appear in CIKM, Gaithersburg, MD, 1994.
Twenty years of AI research in knowledge representation had produced frame knowledge representation systems (FRSs) that incorporate a number of important advances. However, FRSs lack two important capabilities that prevent them from scaling up to realistic applications: they cannot provide high-speed access to large knowledge bases (KBs), and they do not support shared, concurrent KB access by multiple users. Our research investigates the hypothesis that one can employ an existing database management system (DBMS) as a storage subsystem for an FRS, to provide high-speed access to large, shared KBs. We describe the design and implementation of a general storage system that incrementally loads referenced frames from a DBMS, and save modified frames back to the DBMS, for two different FRSs: LOOM and THEO.
|Karp, Peter D||Director, Bioinformatics Research Group|
|Paley, Suzanne||Computer Scientist|