The problem of distributed knowledge management (DKM) is eminent in the industry enterprises area and is receiving a lot of attention in the research community. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) has shown to be the suitable distributed computing paradigm to the high dynamism knowledge management environment. However, there are several technical challenges in building scalable P2P based DKM systems. One of them is the intelligent coordination, which is complicated by the deficiency of P2P in exchanging complex information and coping with semantic heterogeneity. To address this problem, an agent-based P2P architecture is proposed. Each agent-based peer (agent peer) creates and manages its own knowledge. Moreover, agent peers intelligently collaborate with each other to deal with knowledge management actions over the P2P network.
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