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Collaborative Learning of Ontology Fragments by Cooperating Agents

Packer, Heather S., Gibbins, Nicholas and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010) Collaborative Learning of Ontology Fragments by Cooperating Agents At IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Canada. 01 - 03 Sep 2010. , pp. 89-96.

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Collaborating agents require either prior agree- ment on the shared vocabularies that they use for communica- tion, or some means of translating between their private ontolo- gies. Thus, techniques that enable agents to build shared vo- cabularies allow them to share and learn new concepts, and are therefore bene?cial when these concepts are required on multi- ple occasions. However, if this is not carried out in an effective manner then the performance of an agent may be adversely affected by the time required to infer over large augmented ontologies, so causing problems in time-critical scenarios such as search and rescue. In this paper, we present a new technique that enables agents to augment their ontology with carefully selected concepts into their ontology. We contextualise this generic approach in the domain of RoboCup Rescue. Speci?- cally, we show, through empirical evaluation, that our approach saves more civilians, reduces the percentage of the city burnt, and spends the least amount of time accessing its ontology compared with other state of the art benchmark approaches.

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Published date: 2010
Additional Information: Awarded Best Paper Event Dates: 1-3 September 2010
Venue - Dates: IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, Canada, 2010-09-01 - 2010-09-03
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 271241
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4191-4
PURE UUID: 95fb2c32-215d-401c-ab3f-5ac535bd5d08
ORCID for Nicholas Gibbins: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2010 22:58
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:45

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Author: Heather S. Packer
Author: Nicholas Gibbins ORCID iD
Author: Nicholas R. Jennings

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