MODELLING ONTOLOGICAL AGENTS WITH GAIA METHODOLOGY

María Auxilio Medina N., Alfredo Sánchez, Ma. Lourdes Fernández

Abstract

Multi-agent systems have been successfully applied in information retrieval tasks, especially in environments whose sources of information are distributed and highly heterogeneous. They can be perceived as an alternative to face problems that traditional search engines are not able to solve yet. On the other hand, ontologies have shown their efficiency to management different sources of information. We present the model of some software agents that use ontologies to improve information retrieval tasks in a set of federated digital libraries. Gaia methodology is used for this purpose and the paper highlights some of its main advantages. It also shows that this methodology can be easily used in similar environments to avoid ad hoc construction of agent-based systems.

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Auxilio Medina N. M., Sánchez A. and Lourdes Fernández M. (2004). MODELLING ONTOLOGICAL AGENTS WITH GAIA METHODOLOGY . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 556-560. DOI: 10.5220/0002645205560560


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis04,
author={María Auxilio Medina N. and Alfredo Sánchez and Ma. Lourdes Fernández},
title={MODELLING ONTOLOGICAL AGENTS WITH GAIA METHODOLOGY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={556-560},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002645205560560},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - MODELLING ONTOLOGICAL AGENTS WITH GAIA METHODOLOGY
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Auxilio Medina N. M.
AU - Sánchez A.
AU - Lourdes Fernández M.
PY - 2004
SP - 556
EP - 560
DO - 10.5220/0002645205560560