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By Maja Hadzic, Elizabeth J. Chang, Pornpit Wongthongtham

The Semantic net has given loads of impetus to the advance of ontologies and multi-agent platforms. a number of books have seemed which debate the advance of ontologies or of multi-agent structures individually all alone. The turning out to be interplay among agnets and ontologies has highlighted the necessity for built-in improvement of those. This ebook is exclusive in being the 1st to supply an built-in therapy of the modeling, layout and implementation of such mixed ontology/multi-agent platforms. It presents transparent exposition of this built-in modeling and layout method. It additional illustrates this with exact case reports in (a) the biomedical region and (b) the software program engineering zone. The publication is, for this reason, of curiosity to researchers, graduate scholars and practitioners within the semantic internet and internet technological know-how area.

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We will give some examples to illustrate this. 5). e. they refer to the same concept. 3). For this reason, it is crucial that ontologies be designed by a number of domain experts together with ontology engineers. Ontology commitments need to be carefully considered and evaluated against the project objectives. 6 Generalization/Specialization of Ontologies 41 Fig. 5 Ontology Community Ontologies represent how a specific community understands part of the world. It is important for all members of the community to reach an agreement on (1) their understanding and definition of domain knowledge; and (2) representation of this knowledge through an ontology.

Two main reasons for this are: (1) hierarchies are similar to the way we organize the mental models of the world in our minds; and (2) hierarchies allow for the generalization/specialization mechanism in information processing. 10, we represent the top-level of the ‘Nutrients’ ontology that describes the basic classification of nutrients as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. At the top of the hierarchy, we have the concept “nutrients”. On the next level down, we have three concepts: “carbohydrates”, ”proteins” and ”fats”.

G. database, object-oriented system or knowledge base, a core of primitives that capture most of communicative acts needs to be specified. This set of communicative acts primitives needs to be extensible to enable the language to be used by a variety of systems. As in any other language, the semantics of a communication language should be grounded in theory, be unambiguous and exhibit canonical form (meaning similarity should lead to representation similarity). As the communication 26 2 Introduction to Multi-Agent Systems language enables interaction between spatially dispersed applications, and this interaction extends over time, location and time need to be addressed by the semantics of a communication language.

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