Globalisation of business environments on the Web has given rise to the advent of similar ontologies in which dynamic ontology mapping is called in. Ontology mapping is necessary for ontology interoperability. In this paper, a novel agent-based ontology mapping is presented for agents to operate ontology mapping flexibly in a dynamic environment regardless heterogeneous platforms and different ontology representations. The mapping mechanism is discussed by having a close look at both inherent inter-processes of mapping tasks of an agent and relevant interaction processes. The interrelated processes of agents also enable agent-based ontology mapping to take ontology changes into account whenever needed. A mapping prototype is built for verification.
Lecture notes in computer science: Advances in Artificial Intelligence: proceedings of the 18th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2005), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 05-09 December 2005 / S. Zhang and R. Jarvis (eds.),
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