In this paper, we present an ontology definition which is helpful in symbolising the ontology and ontology management. By investigating interactions between agents in business scenarios, we adopt the process algebra to model interactions and corresponding effects. For the purpose of solving the conflicts or inconsistency in understanding a particular issue, we investigate the agent negotiation mechanisms on the basis of process algebra. Moreover, private strategies in reaching agreements are discussed. Our approach reveals that reflections from other agents in negotiations can be captured and in turn provide sufficient information about how to manage the ontology along with proposed activities in ontology evolution.
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