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Knowledge and Information Systems

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 1–41 | Cite as

Agent Models and Different User Ontologies for an Electronic Market Place

  • Marcel Albers
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
  • Mehrzad Karami
  • Jan TreurEmail author
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Abstract

In this paper the agent-based electronic market architecture GEMS is described. The market incorporates different user perspectives: consumers, retailers, and producers. Ontologies for the different user perspectives are included. Knowledge is included to relate information from the different perspectives; for example, evaluation knowledge that can be used to derive product evaluations in terms of user ontology from product information based on producer ontology. Agent models are used as a high-level design structure for the architecture. It is shown how this combination of agent models, ontologies and knowledge provides an adequate approach to the distributed and knowledge-intensive character of the application.

Keywords

Agent Broker Commerce Electronic Market Model Ontology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Albers
    • 1
  • Catholijn M. Jonker
    • 2
  • Mehrzad Karami
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.CRISP BV, ‘s HertogenboschThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije UniversiteitHV AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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