Paper Details

  • Title:

    A Trusted Defeasible Reasoning Service for Brokering Agents in the Semantic Web

  • Author(s):

    K. Kravari, E. Kontopoulos, Nick Bassiliades

  • Keywords: intelligent agents, multi-agent system, defeasible reasoning, brokering agents.
  • Abstract:

    Based on the plethora of proposals and standards for logic- and rule-based reasoning for the Semantic Web (SW), a key factor for the success of SW agents is interoperability of reasoning tasks. This paper reports on the first steps towards a framework for interoperable reasoning among agents in the SW that deploys third-party trusted reasoning services. This way, agents can exchange their arguments, without the need to conform to a common rule or logic paradigm – via an external reasoning service, the receiving agent can grasp the semantics of the received rule set. The paper presents how a multi-agent system was extended with a third-party trusted defeasible reasoning service, which offers agents the ability of reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information. In addition, a brokering trade scenario is presented that illustrates the usability of the approach.

  • Category: Conference Papers
  • Tags: 2009 Kravari Kontopoulos Bassiliades