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Using Multi-Agent System for Business Applications in Multilingual Ontologies
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9255-9236
Franklin University, Department of Computer Sciences & Mathematics, Columbus, Ohio.
Yeoungnam University, Daegu, South Korea.
2010 (English)In: INNOVATION THROUGH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER / [ed] Howlett, RJ, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2010, 157-167 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In e-business, ontology technology is used for e-commerce and e-services. The ontologies are specifications of syntax and semantics of information, which provide a shared vocabulary to facilitate online services. For some requests, multiple ontologies are required to solve a problem, like for e-tourism. However, there are problems with using several ontologies. For example, finding and using the ontologies depends on the language used in the ontologies, and matching techniques. The matching includes word correspondence to the users' request and the equivalence between the ontologies. The matching is difficult due to differences between ontologies resulting from the lack of standards and development guidelines. This paper presents a multi-agent system wherein the agents use the users' request to search for multilingual ontologies. From the search results, the system facilitates communication between the users input and the ontologies to accomplish the request, which can be booking a train ticket or an event. Meta-agents keep track of the agents and manage the user-system communication.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2010. 157-167 p.
, Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies, ISSN 2190-3018 ; 5
Keyword [en]
Multi-agent systems, Software Agents, Meta-agents, Ontologies, Language translation, Matching
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89814ISI: 000280801400016OAI: diva2:503662
1st International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer. London, ENGLAND. DEC 02, 2009
QC 20120312Available from: 2012-02-16 Created: 2012-02-16 Last updated: 2012-03-12Bibliographically approved

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