K. Kravari, N. Bassiliades, “Advanced Agent Discovery Services”, Proc. 2nd International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS '12), ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 38, pp. 338-349, Craiova, Romania, June 13-15, 2012, 2012.
Author(s): K. Kravari, Nick Bassiliades
Appeared In: Proc. 2nd International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS '12), ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 38, pp. 338-349, Craiova, Romania, June 13-15, 2012, 2012.
Keywords: Semantic Web, Intelligent Agents, Discovery Services.
Abstract: The Semantic Web aims at augmenting the WWW with meaning, assisting people and machines in comprehending Web content and better satisfying their requests. Intelligent agents are considered to be greatly favored by Semantic Web technologies, because of the interoperability the latter will achieve. As a result, a plethora of multi-agent systems is already in use. One of the main problems in these systems is the lack of sufficient discovery and interaction monitoring tools. This paper reports on the design and implementation of advanced agent discovery services. These services are distinguished in two main categories; namely advanced semantic directory and discovery services (yellow pages) and trust-based discovery services which support among others interaction monitoring tools. Their implementation, including the associated graphical interface, was integrated into the EMERALD framework, a knowledge-based framework for interoperating agents. Finally, a software trade use case scenario is presented, which better displays the potential of the proposed approach.