Vrancken, J.L.M. and D. Oberweis: Layered Information Representation, In: Proceedings of the 15th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2005), May 16-20, 2005. At: Tallinn, Estonia. Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 136. [s.l.]: IOS Press, 2006. Eds.: Yasushi Kiyoki, Jaak Henno, Hannu Jaakkola, Hannu Kangassalo. ISBN 978-1-58603-591-4. International Proceeding (Refereed)
The layered approach to the structuring of software systems, such as the OSI Reference Model for communication, is also applicable to the representation of information. Layered information representation has distinct advantages over more traditional ways of representing information, especially for the purposes of information exchange between organizations and legacy application integration. In this paper we describe how layered representations of information can be obtained and what the specific advantages are in comparison with non-layered approaches to information representation. In particular we will consider the role of XML, which fits well into the layered approach, although this approach has much more to offer than just XML.