Scientific and Statistical Database Management, International Conference on (2001)
July 18, 2001 to July 20, 2001
Sidney C. Bailin , Knowledge Evolution, Inc.
Walt Truszkowski , NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Abstract: This paper describes an approach to ontology negotiation between information agents. Ontologies are declarative (data driven) expressions of an agent's "world": the objects, operations, facts, and rules that constitute the logical space within which an agent performs. Ontology negotiation enables agents to cooperate in performing a task, even if they are based on different ontologies. The process allows agents to discover ontology conflicts and then, though incremental interpretation, clarification, and explanation, establish a common basis for communicating with each other.
W. Truszkowski and S. C. Bailin, "Ontology Negotiation between Scientific Archives," Scientific and Statistical Database Management, International Conference on(SSDBM), Fairfax, Virginia, 2001, pp. 0245.