Agent-based Semantic Web Services
Gibbins, Nicholas, Harris, Stephen and Shadbolt, Nigel (2003) Agent-based Semantic Web Services. Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 1, (2), 141-154.
The Web Services world consists of loosely-coupled distributed systems which adapt to changes by the use of service descriptions that enable ad-hoc, opportunistic service discovery and reuse. At present, these service descriptions are semantically impoverished, being concerned with describing the functional signature of the services rather than characterising their meaning. In the Semantic Web community, the DAML Services effort attempts to rectify this by providing a more expressive way of describing Web services using ontologies. However, this approach does not separate the domain-neutral communicative intent of a message (considered in terms of speech acts) from its domain-specific content, unlike similar developments from the multi-agent systems community. We describe our experiences of designing and building an ontologically motivated Web Services system for situational awareness and information triage in a simulated humanitarian aid scenario. In particular, we discuss the merits of using techniques from the multi-agent systems community for separating the intentional force of messages from their content, and the implementation of these techniques within the DAML Services model.
|Keywords:||Web Services, Semantic Web, DAML-S, Agent Communication Languages, Ontologies|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||10 Jan 2005|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2012 14:33|
|Contributors:||Gibbins, Nicholas (Author)
Harris, Stephen (Author)
Shadbolt, Nigel (Author)
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