Semantically federating multi-agent organizations


Erdur R. C. , Dikenelli O., Seylan I., Gurcan O.

ENGINEERING SOCIETIES IN THE AGENTS WORLD V, cilt.3451, ss.74-89, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 3451
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: ENGINEERING SOCIETIES IN THE AGENTS WORLD V
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.74-89

Özet

We believe that successful co-operation between multi-agent systems providing services in a specific domain can be realized by constructing an infrastructure that supports the semantic interoperability between them. In this paper(1), we introduce a conceptual architecture for the semantic interoperability of multi-agent systems in the large-scale. The most important element of the proposed conceptual architecture is the federation. A federation established for a particular. domain specifies the common characteristics of multi-agent systems in that domain. Hence, a special ontology is required at the federation level for defining the common characteristics of each multi-agent system in a particular domain as its own meta-knowledge. This meta-knowledge is then used in the semantic discovery of the multi-agent systems with which to cooperate. Since different multi-agent systems may use different ontologies, an ontology translation service is also defined at the federation level.