A Representational Analysis of the API4KP Metamodel

  • Adrian PaschkeEmail author
  • Tara Athan
  • Davide Sottara
  • Elisa Kendall
  • Roy Bell
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 225)


The API for Knowledge Platforms (API4KP) provides a common abstraction interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and querying of different types of knowledge bases. It targets the basic administration services as well as the retrieval and the modification of expressions in machine-readable knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) languages, such as RDF(S), OWL, RuleML and Common Logic, within heterogeneous and possibly distributed (multi-language, multi-nature) knowledge platforms. This paper introduces typical use cases for API4KP and, based on their ontological requirements, analyses the representational completeness and clarity of its ontological metamodel.


Knowledge Source Knowledge Resource Object Management Group Knowledge Item Knowledge Asset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Paschke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tara Athan
    • 2
  • Davide Sottara
    • 3
  • Elisa Kendall
    • 4
  • Roy Bell
    • 5
  1. 1.AG Corporate Semantic WebFreie Universitaet BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Athan Services ( LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical InformaticsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  4. 4.Thematix Partners LLCNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.RaytheonFort WayneUSA

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