Modeling organizations as a social network of distributed knowledge-based systems

David A. Carlson, Sudha Ram

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Abstract

An architecture is described that allows multiple, heterogeneous knowledge-base systems to cooperate in a partially structured social network. The design is conceived from social epistemological theory which studies the social influence on beliefs and evaluates social practices based on a truth-linked criterion. A planning theory of intention is reviewed as a mechanism for coordinating actions between agents. A design technique is proposed whereby information technology is applied to augment actual human processes that are deficient relative to the normative theory. A distributed knowledge-base management system architecture is described that models the practices and group methods of a social community. The individual knowledge-base systems model the processes and methods used by individual agents. Research issues are outlined for extending this architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
EditorsLee W. Hoevel, Bruce D. Shriver, Jay F.Jr. Nunamaker, Ralph H.Jr. Sprague, Velijko Milutinovic
PublisherPubl by Western Periodicals Co
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0818620110
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track - Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 2 1990Jan 5 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science
Volume4
ISSN (Print)0073-1129

Other

OtherProceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track
CityKailua-Kona, HI, USA
Period1/2/901/5/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Carlson, D. A., & Ram, S. (1990). Modeling organizations as a social network of distributed knowledge-based systems. In L. W. Hoevel, B. D. Shriver, J. F. J. Nunamaker, R. H. J. Sprague, & V. Milutinovic (Eds.), Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (pp. 271-280). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Science; Vol. 4). Publ by Western Periodicals Co.