Conference Paper

Developing semantically interoperable e-commerce systems.

DOI: 10.1145/1282100.1282126 Conference: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electronic Commerce: The Wireless World of Electronic Commerce, 2007, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 19-22, 2007
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This paper discusses semantic interoperability issues in agentbased E-commerce systems. The literature reports various techniques to enable agents to understand the meanings of the messages exchanged. We will argue how these different techniques can be combined in one agent communication protocol to obtain the best of each world. The resulting communication protocol enables agents to sufficiently understand each other to participate in successful collaboration.

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