Article

Rule Responder: Rule-Based Agents for the Semantic-Pragmatic Web.

International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools (Impact Factor: 0.32). 12/2011; 20:1043-1081. DOI: 10.1142/S0218213011000528
Source: DBLP

ABSTRACT Rule Responder is a Pragmatic Web infrastructure for distributed rule-based event processing multi-agent eco-systems. This allows specifying virtual organizations -- with their shared and individual (semantic and pragmatic) contexts, decisions, and actions/events for rule-based collaboration between the distributed members. The (semi-)autonomous agents use rule engines and Semantic Web rules to describe and execute derivation and reaction logic which declaratively implements the organizational semiotics and the different distributed system/agent topologies with their negotiation/coordination mechanisms. They employ ontologies in their knowledge bases to represent semantic domain vocabularies, normative pragmatics and pragmatic context of event-based conversations and actions.

1 Bookmark
 · 
423 Views
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The ultimate vision of the Semantic Web (SW) is to provide users with the capability of delegating complex tasks to intelligent agents. The latter, acting in an interoperable and information-rich Web environment, will efficiently satisfy their users' requests in a variety of real-life applications. Much work has been done on SW information agents for Web-based query answering; a variety of multi-agent platforms and Web language standards has been proposed. However, the platform- and language-bridging interoperation across multi-agent systems has been neglected so far, although it will be vital for large-scale agent deployment and wide-spread adoption of agent technology by human users. This article defines the space of possible interoperation methods for heterogeneous multi-agent systems based on the communication type, namely symmetric or asymmetric, and the MASs status, namely open or closed systems. It presents how heterogeneous multi-agent systems can use one of these methods to interoperate and, eventually, automate collaboration across communities. The method is exemplified with two SW-enabled multi-agent systems, EMERALD and Rule Responder, which assist communities of users based on declarative SW and multi-agent standards such as RDF, OWL, RuleML, and FIPA. This interoperation employs a declarative, knowledge-based approach, which enables information agents to make smart and consistent decisions, relying on high-quality facts and rules. Multi-step interaction use cases between agents from both communities are presented, demonstrating the added value of interoperation.
    Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal. 08/2012; 39(10):9571-9587.
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: RuleML is a family of XML languages whose modular system of schemas permits high-precision (Web) rule interchange. The family's top-level distinction is deliberation rules vs. reaction rules. In this paper we address the Reaction RuleML subfamily of RuleML and survey related work. Reaction RuleML is a standardized rule markup/serialization language and semantic interchange format for reaction rules and rule-based event processing. Reaction rules include distributed Complex Event Processing (CEP), Knowledge Representation (KR) calculi, as well as Event-Condition-Action (ECA) rules, Production (CA) rules, and Trigger (EA) rules. Reaction RuleML 1.0 incorporates this reactive spectrum of rules into RuleML employing a system of step-wise extensions of the Deliberation RuleML 1.0 foundation.
    RuleML; 01/2012
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: In collaborative agile ontology development projects support for modular reuse of ontologies from large existing remote repositories, ontology project life cycle management, and transitive dependency management are important needs. The Apache Maven approach has proven its success in distributed collaborative Software Engineering by its widespread adoption. The contribution of this paper is a new design artifact called OntoMaven. OntoMaven adopts the Maven-based development methodology and adapts its concepts to knowledge engineering for Maven-based ontology development and management of ontology artifacts in distributed ontology repositories.
    09/2013;

Full-text

Download
146 Downloads
Available from
Jun 5, 2014