CONCEPTS IN ACTION: PERFORMANCE STUDY OF AGENTS LEARNING ONTOLOGY CONCEPTS FROM PEER AGENTS

Leila Safari, Mohsen Afsharchi, Behrouz H. Far

Abstract

The ability to share knowledge is a necessity for agents in order to achieve both group and individual goals. To grant this ability many researchers have assumed to not only establish a common language among agents but a complete common understanding of all the concepts the agents communicate about. But these assumptions are often too strong or unrealistic. In this paper we present a comprehensive study of performance of agents learning ontology concepts from peer agents. Our methodology allows agents that are not sharing a common ontology to establish common grounds on concepts known only to some of them, when these common grounds are needed by learning the concepts. Although the concepts learned by an agent are only compromises among the views of the other agents, the method nevertheless enhances the autonomy of agents using it substantially. The experimental evaluation shows that the learner agent performs better than or close to teacher agents when it is tested against the objects from the whole world.

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Safari L., Afsharchi M. and Far B. (2009). CONCEPTS IN ACTION: PERFORMANCE STUDY OF AGENTS LEARNING ONTOLOGY CONCEPTS FROM PEER AGENTS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-8111-66-1, pages 526-532. DOI: 10.5220/0001662605260532


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@conference{icaart09,
author={Leila Safari and Mohsen Afsharchi and Behrouz H. Far},
title={CONCEPTS IN ACTION: PERFORMANCE STUDY OF AGENTS LEARNING ONTOLOGY CONCEPTS FROM PEER AGENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,},
year={2009},
pages={526-532},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001662605260532},
isbn={978-989-8111-66-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 1: ICAART,
TI - CONCEPTS IN ACTION: PERFORMANCE STUDY OF AGENTS LEARNING ONTOLOGY CONCEPTS FROM PEER AGENTS
SN - 978-989-8111-66-1
AU - Safari L.
AU - Afsharchi M.
AU - Far B.
PY - 2009
SP - 526
EP - 532
DO - 10.5220/0001662605260532