Linking data, services and human know-how

Paolo Pareti, Ewan Klein, Adam David Barker

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An increasing number of everyday tasks involve a mixture of human actions and machine computation. This paper presents the first framework that allows non-programmer users to create and execute workflows where each task can be completed by a human or a machine. In this framework, humans and machines interact through a shared knowledge base which is both human and machine understandable. This knowledge base is based on the PROHOW Linked Data vocabulary that can represent human instructions and link them to machine functionalities. Our hypothesis is that non-programmer users can describe how to achievecertain tasks at a level of abstraction which is both human and machine understandable. This paper presents the PROHOW vocabulary and describes its usage within the proposed framework. We substantiate our claim with a concrete implementation of our framework and by experimental evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web. Latest Advances and New Domains
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, ESWC 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 29 -- June 2, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsHarald Sack, Eva Blomqvist, Mathieu d'Aquin, Simone Paolo Ponzetto, Christoph Lange
ISBN (Print)9783319341286, 9783319341293
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th ESWC 2016 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 29 May 20162 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference13th ESWC 2016
CityHeraklion, Crete
Internet address


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