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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(5): 400-405 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.5.901

A New Document Sharing System Based on a Semantic Hierarchical Peer-to-Peer Network

Anis Ismail, Aziz Barbar, Mohammad Hajjar, and Mohamed Quafafou

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: anismaiil@ul.edu.lb, m_hajjar@ul.edu.lb).
Aziz Barbar is with the American University of Science and Technology, Beirut, Lebanon (e-mail: abarbar@aust.edu.lb).
Mohamed Quafafou is with LSIS, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jérôme, Avenue Escadrille Normandie-Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France (e-mail mohamed.quafafou@univ-amu.fr).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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