The Role of Ontology in Modelling Autonomous Agent-Based Systems

Bala Balachandran, Dharmendra Sharma

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Abstract

An agent-based system is characterised by an agent’s autonomous behaviour, which behaviour is the main difference between the concepts of agent and object. Agent autonomous behaviour is the ability of an agent to cooperate instead of integrate; therefore, the structure of agent-based systems consists of loosely coupled agents. In such an environment, the relationship between the agents is unlocked, so conventional, predefined integration software techniques are not an option because the agents need an open-architecture type of integration (cooperation) to achieve their tasks jointly. The aim of this research paper is to provide an evidence of how the ontology approach can play a role in modelling agent autonomous behaviour. The research explores the ontology software technologies used for semantic web applications, and designs a case study as an example of a set of services. In the implementation phase, the research uses the web ontology software development languages XML, RDFS, OWL, and Altova semanticWork to set up and develop the case study. The result is presented and plans for future work are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
EditorsJ.D Velasquez
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages111-118
Number of pages8
VolumeLNAI5712
ISBN (Print)9783642045912
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event13th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2009 - , Chile
Duration: 28 Sep 200930 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2009
CountryChile
Period28/09/0930/09/09

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