Ontology-Based Agent Matching and Communication
Yolanda Gil (co-PI) and Hans
USC/Information Sciences Institute
The main goal of this effort is to investigate how ontologies help in
agent coordination and communication.
There are two related projects:
Phosphorus: a knowledge and experience-based capabilities matcher
funded under the DARPA
This work addresses the issue of
how to match requests and agent capabilities through ontologies.
The hypothesis is that a broad and shallow ontology (such as
the HPKB upper ontology or SENSUS)
is sufficient for locating agents.
Rosetta: ontology-based agent communication
funded by DARPA as an ISO Technology Integration Experiment
Once you have found agents
with the right capability (for example through Phosporus),
then they need to use
richer ontologies for communicating with each other.
For this work, we will be using ontologies and tools
that we are developing under the HPKB program.