Alexander Smirnov, Michael Pashkin, Nikolai Chilov, Tatiana Levashova, and Fred Haritatos
Increases in the amount of required information and intensive cooperation have caused a need to create an efficient knowledge sharing and exchange between members of the global information environment. The study of operations constituting these activities has led to the formulation of a new scientific area called knowledge logistics. This paper presents a KSNet-approach to knowledge logistics based on knowledge fusion, which implies a synergistic use of knowledge from different sources in order to complement insufficient knowledge and obtain new knowledge. This approach utilizes such technologies as ontology management and intelligent agents. Possible Air Force application areas are discussed.