Introduction of viewpoints in conceptual graph formalism

  • Myriam Ribière
  • Rose Dieng
Knowledge Representation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1257)


To represent knowledge in a context of several experts, it is interesting to model the multiple perspectives that different experts may have on the objects handled in their reasoning. The concept of a particular perspective called viewpoint, is already used in the field of object oriented representation or in the field of databases conception. Taking inspiration of research made in object oriented representation, we propose in this paper an extension of the conceptual graph formalism to integrate viewpoints in the support and in the building of conceptual graphs. We also study mechanisms for managing viewpoints.


Knowledge Representation Conceptual Graphs Viewpoints 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myriam Ribière
    • 1
  • Rose Dieng
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA (project ACACIA)Sophia-Antipolis Cedex

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