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Deciding agent orientation on ontology mappings

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Effective communication in open environments relies on the ability of agents to reach a mutual understanding of the exchanged message by reconciling the vocabulary (ontology) used. Various approaches have considered how mutually acceptable mappings between corresponding concepts in the agents’ own ontologies may be determined dynami- cally through argumentation-based negotiation (such as Meaning-based Argumentation, MbA). In this paper we present a novel approach to the dynamic determination of mutually acceptable mappings, that allows agents to express a private acceptability threshold over the types of mappings they prefer. We empirically compare this approach with the Meaning-based Argumentation and demonstrate that the proposed approach produces larger agreed alignments thus better enabling agent communication. Furthermore, we compare and evaluate the fitness for purpose of the generated alignments, and we empirically demonstrate that the proposed approach has comparable performance to the MbA approach.

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Doran, Paul, Payne, Terry R., Tamma, Valentina and Palmisano, Ignazio (2010) Deciding agent orientation on ontology mappings At 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010), China. 07 - 11 Nov 2010. 16 pp.

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Published date: November 2010
Venue - Dates: 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010), China, 2010-11-07 - 2010-11-11
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271699
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271699
PURE UUID: f967f883-e838-4b8e-beb1-7d23dc0b6b8a

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2010 14:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:39

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Author: Paul Doran
Author: Terry R. Payne
Author: Valentina Tamma
Author: Ignazio Palmisano

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