Semantic Resolution for E-commerce

  • Yun Peng
  • Youyong Zou
  • Xiaocheng Luan
  • Nenad Ivezic
  • Michael Gruninger
  • Albert Jones
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2564)


We describe a research project on resolving semantic differences for multi-agent systems (MAS) in electronic commerce. The approach can be characterized as follows: (1) agents in a MAS may have their own specific ontologies defined on top of a shared base ontology; (2) concepts in these ontologies are represented as frame-like structures based on DAML+OIL language; (3) the semantic differences between agents are resolved at runtime through inter-agent communication; and (4) the resolution is viewed as an abductive inference process, and thus necessarily involves approximation reasoning.


Resource Description Framework Description Logic Semantic Mapping Semantic Difference Base Ontology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yun Peng
    • 1
  • Youyong Zou
    • 1
  • Xiaocheng Luan
    • 1
  • Nenad Ivezic
    • 2
  • Michael Gruninger
    • 2
  • Albert Jones
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)BaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA

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