RCal: A Case Study on Semantic Web Agents

Terence Payne, Rahul Singh, and Katia Sycara
The First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, July, 2002.


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Abstract
The Semantic Web promises to change the way agents navigate, harvest and utilize information on the internet. By providing a structured, distributed representation for expressing concepts and relationships defined by multiple ontologies, it is now possible for agents to read and reason about published knowledge, without the need for scrapers, information agents, and centralized ontologies. We present the RETSINA Calendar Agent, a distributed meeting scheduler, that reads schedules (such as conference programs, events, etc) marked up in RDF on the Semantic Web, and imports these into the user's Personal Information Manager. The embedded Semantic Web Browsing tool allows the user to explore related concepts within the schedule, and to query other agents and service providers for more information.

Notes
Sponsor: Air Force Research Laboratory
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
Number of pages: 2

Text Reference
Terence Payne, Rahul Singh, and Katia Sycara, "RCal: A Case Study on Semantic Web Agents," The First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, July, 2002.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Payne_2002_4050,
   author = "Terence Payne and Rahul Singh and Katia Sycara",
   title = "RCal: A Case Study on Semantic Web Agents",
   booktitle = "The First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems",
   month = "July",
   year = "2002",
}