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2001
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Overcoming Ontology Mismatches in Transactions with Self-Describing Service Agents

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Overcoming Ontology Mismatches in Transactions with Self-Describing Service Agents
One vision of the “Semantic Web” of the future is that software agents will interact with each other using formal metadata that reveal their interfaces. We examine one plausible paradigm, where agents provide service descriptions that tell how they can be used to accomplish other agents’ goals. From the point of view of these other agents, the problem of deciphering a service description is quite similar to the standard AI planning problem, with some interesting twists. Two such twists are the possibility of having to reconcile contradictory ontologies — or conceptual frameworks — used by the agent, and having to rearrange the data structures of a message-sending agent so they match the expectations of the recipient. We argue that the former problem requires human intervention and maintenance, but that the latter can be fully automated.
Drew V. McDermott, Mark H. Burstein, Douglas R. Sm
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where SEMWEB
Authors Drew V. McDermott, Mark H. Burstein, Douglas R. Smith
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