G. Antoniou, T. Skylogiannis, A. Bikakis, N. Bassiliades, “A Deductive Semantic Brokering System”, 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (KES 2005), R. Khosla, R. J. Howlett, L. C. Jain (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, LNCS 3682, pp. 746-752, Melbourne, Australia, September 14-16, 2005.

Abstract: In this paper we study the brokering and matchmaking problem in the tourism domain, that is, how a requester’s requirements and preferences can be matched against a set of offerings collected by a broker. The proposed solution uses the Semantic Web standard of RDF to represent the offerings, and a deductive logical language for expressing the requirements and preferences. We motivate and explain the approach we propose, and report on a prototypical implementation exhibiting the described functionality in a multi-agent environment.