CONTEXTUALIZING ONTOLOGIES FOR AGENTS

Lito Perez Cruz, John Newsome Crossley

Abstract

It is well accepted that the usefulness of agents is enhanced by ontologies, but a common problem encountered by agents is the difficulty of accessing heterogenous ontologies. This problem is addressed by contextualizing ontologies, but how? We show how agents can contextualize ontologies that are represented using description logics. Several attempts have been made in addressing this contextualization problem, but we use the technique of the Tiered Logic Method (TLM) to build a system that is much simpler, more elegant, and easier to implement than existing technologies. Moreover, since TLMis a methodology it also has applications in other types of system. We sketch proofs of soundness, completeness and decidability for such a system, subject only to simple finiteness constraints, which would be satisfied in any practical case. Finally this method solves the problem of transitive subsumption propagation,which is still unaddressed by other well known proposals.

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Perez Cruz L. and Newsome Crossley J. (2010). CONTEXTUALIZING ONTOLOGIES FOR AGENTS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-29-4, pages 147-152. DOI: 10.5220/0003053701470152


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@conference{keod10,
author={Lito Perez Cruz and John Newsome Crossley},
title={CONTEXTUALIZING ONTOLOGIES FOR AGENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={147-152},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003053701470152},
isbn={978-989-8425-29-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010)
TI - CONTEXTUALIZING ONTOLOGIES FOR AGENTS
SN - 978-989-8425-29-4
AU - Perez Cruz L.
AU - Newsome Crossley J.
PY - 2010
SP - 147
EP - 152
DO - 10.5220/0003053701470152