Ontologies in Agent Architectures

Massimo Paolucci and Katia Sycara
Handbook on Ontologies in Information Systems, Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer, ed., Springer, 2004


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Abstract
In this paper we concentrate on the use of public ontologies in agent discovery, interoperation and communication. The rest of the chapter is organized as follows: section 1.2 concentrates on the contribution of ontologies to agents' social activities. We will show that ontologies are essential to the description of agents' "social interfaces", and in particular the description of agents' capabilities which are needed for agent discovery in a MAS. In section 1.3 we describe ontologies for agent communication and show how ontologies contribute to mutual understanding of agent messages and interactions. Section 1.4 We will then conclude highlighting some of the open challenges.

Keywords
Carnegie Mellon University, Robotics Institute, Ontologies, Multi-Agent Systems, MAS, DAML, DAML-S, WSDL, UDDI, LARKS, Web Services, Semantic Web

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Text Reference
Massimo Paolucci and Katia Sycara, "Ontologies in Agent Architectures," Handbook on Ontologies in Information Systems, Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer, ed., Springer, 2004

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Paolucci_2004_6306,
   author = "Massimo Paolucci and Katia Sycara",
   editor = "Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer",
   title = "Ontologies in Agent Architectures",
   booktitle = "Handbook on Ontologies in Information Systems",
   publisher = "Springer",
   month = "January",
   year = "2004",
}