Abstract—Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications have been widely
used in last years. A P2P application is usually used for sharing
Music, Movies, Games, and other files. These applications work
by permitting to a Peer to download files by assembling it from
multiple sources on the network at the same time. In this paper,
we present a new application that permits to share enriched
scientific documents. We have developed a P2P application
based on community architecture structured around Peers and
Super-Peers. This application allows the sharing of references
between researchers from different communities. The
references are shared by researchers eventually augmented by
annotations. Annotation allows a researcher to comment or give
an opinion on a specific reference. This application was applied
at the Lebanese University (IUT, Sidon) to allow instructors to
share their annotations, comments, and other information.
Index Terms—Peer-to-peer, scientific documents, annotations, communities.
Anis Ismail and Mohammad Hajjar are with the Lebanese University, University Institute of Technology, Sidon, Lebanon (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Aziz Barbar is with the American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mohamed Quafafou is with LSIS, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France (e-mail email@example.com).
Cite: Anis Ismail, Aziz Barbar, Mohammad Hajjar, and Mohamed Quafafou, "A New Document Sharing System Based on a Semantic Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Network," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 400-405, 2017.