A Deductive Semantic Brokering System

  • Grigoris Antoniou
  • Thomas Skylogiannis
  • Antonis Bikakis
  • Nick Bassiliades
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3682)


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.


Service Requester Software Agent Reasoning Module Defeasible Logic Travel Package 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grigoris Antoniou
    • 1
  • Thomas Skylogiannis
    • 1
  • Antonis Bikakis
    • 1
  • Nick Bassiliades
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Crete, Greece Institute of Computer Science, FORTHGreece
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece

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