Automatic ontology mapping for agent communication

Wiesman, Floris, Roos, Nico and Vogt, Paul (2001). Automatic ontology mapping for agent communication. UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Wiesman, Floris
    Roos, Nico
    Vogt, Paul
    Title Automatic ontology mapping for agent communication
    Series Title UNU-MERIT Research Memoranda
    Volume/Issue No. 23
    Publication Date 2001
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages 12
    Language eng
    Abstract Agent communication languages such as ACL and KQML provide a standard for agent communication. These languages enable an agent to specify the intention and the content of a message as well as the protocol, the language, and the ontology that are used. For the protocol and the language some standards are available and should be known by the communicating agents. The ontology used in a communication depends on the subject of the communication. Since the number of subjects is almost infinite and since the concepts used for a subject can be described by different ontologies, the development of generally accepted standards will take a long time. This lack of standardization, which hampers communication and collaboration between agents, is known as the interoperability problem. To overcome the interoperability problem, agents must be able to establish a mapping between their ontologies. This paper investigates a new approach to the interoperability problem. The proposed approach requires neither a correspondence between concepts used in the ontologies nor a correspondence between the structure of the ontologies. It only requires that some instances of the subject about which the agents try to communicate are known by both agents.
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