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Re: [ontolog-forum] help needed on Agents and Ontologies

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From: Francis McCabe <frankmccabe@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:32:20 -0700
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Well, at the risk of beating my own drum ...
Keith Clark and I have just published a paper on a related topic ...    (01)

Ontology oriented programming in Go!
Clark*, K. L.; McCabe, F. G.
Applied Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 189-204, Jun 2006
Frank McCabe    (02)






On Apr 12, 2007, at 8:47 AM, James Odell wrote:    (03)

>>
>> From: lakshmi pathi <lakshmipathi_j@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 07:01:49 +0100 (BST)
>> To: Cory Casanave
>> Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] help needed on Agents and Ontologies
>>
>> Hi Lakshmi,
>>
>> My 2 cents, are as follows:
>>
>>> 1.could you please tell me how to code Agents with explicit   
>>> ontologies ?
>>>
>> If the ontologies are expressed in a machine-readable syntax, the  
>> agent can read, interpret, reason, and execute over any of them  
>> (e.g., OWL, XML Schema) -- assuming you program you agent to  
>> interpret the chosen syntax.
>>>
>>>
>>> 2.suppose if we are building Multi-Agent Systems which accesses   
>>> ontologies from a Ontology server, can we use existing ontology   
>>> repositories in conjunction with our Multi agent  system.
>>>
>> If itís machine accessible and machine readable by the agent, yes  
>> you can.
>>
>>>
>>> 3.please tell me some of open-source available ontology   
>>> repositories/ontology servers that can be used in-conjunction  
>>> with JADE  platform
>>>
>> JADE can be used in conjunction with any ontology repository/ 
>> ontology server.
>>>
>>>
>>> 4.which  Ontology representation language is  suitable for such  
>>> explicit ontologies?
>>
>> This depends on how rich the ontology representation must be.  A  
>> simple syntax that cam be used is XMLSchema produced by, say, XML  
>> Spy.  If you need more advanced constructs (e.g., High-order  
>> representation) Full OWL might be necessary.  In other words,  
>> choose the ontology language that adequately supports the problem  
>> domain ó and you have tool support for.
>>
>> Hope this helps.  If not, ping me again.
>>
>>
>> All the best,
>> Jim
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