A multiplicity approach to organization of knowledge and development of web software

Kai On CHOW, Tak Lam WONG

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We start with the premise that incorporating knowledge into web software can make the web wiser due to the knowledge-is-power hypothesis. This paper explores to incorporate knowledge with web engineering, in the process proposing a multiplicity-based methodology to create wise web systems more effectively. The paper examines the nature of knowledge, linking to artificial intelligence hypotheses and the associated shift in views. From a multidimensional knowledge structure, it argues for a dual modelling view to organizing the multi-faceted knowledge at knowledge level. Subsequently, the model-based software development method that uses the dual structural and behavioural models is mixed with the web system development, taking the belief that web engineering shares a lot of similarities with conventional software engineering. The later part of the paper concentrates on resolving the two difficult tasks of switching between system views and deepening abstraction levels. Copyright © 2011 IEEE Computer Society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467300063
Publication statusPublished - 2011


Software engineering
Switching systems
Artificial intelligence


Chow, K. O., & Wong, T. L. (2011). A multiplicity approach to organization of knowledge and development of web software. 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC) (pp. 1192-1198). Los Alamitos: IEEE.


  • Engineering of web
  • Intelligent web system
  • Knowledge structure
  • Organization of knowledge