SSP Group Meeting
January 30th, 11am, Wednesday
Department of Artificial Intelligence, 80 South Bridge, Room F10


Cooperation between Knowledge-Based Systems

Wamberto W Vasconcelos
State University of Ceará, Brazil

This is a dry-run of paper to be presented at WCES'98 The World Congress on Expert Systems, Mexico City, on March 16-20th 1998.
For as long as there has been interest in knowledge-based systems there has been interest in sharing formally expressed knowledge. It is traditional for this to require a high degree of social interaction between the suppliers and recipients of such information but the Internet has brought with it an interest in more opportunistic, semi-automatic cooperation between systems. This raises a variety of technical problems relevant to knowledge-based systems design and implementation. We discuss these, concentrating on the use of protocols and interlinguas. An electronic version of the paper ( is available at or by ftp (