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Synergy Server

SnapShot 2001 (conference internal to Xerox PARC), May 25, 2001.

Invited talk, presented on March 29, 2001 to the Knowledge Systems team in the Modeling, Algorithm and Informatics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA.

This presentation can only be made available to those who have signed a non-disclosure agreement with PARC.


Presents the architecture of a modular, federated client/server system for integrating the findings of heterogenous knowledge sources. Example sources may include patent databases, or the output of natural-language processing components that extract information from semi-structured documents. The synergy server uses a simple and efficient spreading activation algorithm along “association paths” to infer related items for any object in its database.