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Barkstrom, Bruce R.

The Adaptable Viral Archive

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In this paper, the author considers how semantic technologies may impact
the design of future archives, which require both very secure approaches
to maintaining data, metadata, and their provenance, as well as the most
cost effective operation possible. One potential application for semantic
technologies may be improving the automation of system configuration, allowing
an archive to be ``self-replicating'' or ``viral'' -- meaning that the archive
infrastructure as well as its data could automatically pack itself into a
self-contained structure that could be transmitted to a new site and automatically unpack itself. A more challenging problem is likely to be dealing with the evolution of the semantics of the collection and of the archive's user
communities over an extended period of time.

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  author =	{Barkstrom, Bruce R.},
  title =	{{The Adaptable Viral Archive}},
  booktitle =	{Semantic Grid: The Convergence of Technologies},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2005},
  volume =	{5271},
  editor =	{Carole Goble and Carl Kesselman and York Sure},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-3895},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.05271.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: Self-replicating archives; Ontology Evolution}

Keywords: Self-replicating archives; Ontology Evolution
Collection: 05271 - Semantic Grid: The Convergence of Technologies
Issue Date: 2005
Date of publication: 20.12.2005

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