Intelligent Agents meet the Semantic Web
Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 13:00pm - Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 14:00pm
Oakridge National Research LAboratory
The concept of an agent is ubiquitous in Computer Science.
During the past decade a "software agents" paradigm has
emerged which views agents as autonomous, cooperating
processes which use expressive communication languages to
exchange information and knowledge and to coordinate their
activities. This has been seen as a way to capitalize on the
opportunities (and solve many of the problems) created by
the Internet and Web. Yet the technology has not yet made
it out of our laboratories. Was it just another AI dream?
Or maybe part of the "irrational exuberance" of the dot com
era? We argue that the vision is still a good one and will
describe how its realization is happening today using
semantic web technologies.
The semantic web is defined as "an extension of the current
web in which information is given well-defined meaning,
better enabling computers and people to work in
cooperation." This talk will introduce the underlying
concepts, describe current languages and tools and show how
the semantic web is being used to solve problems in
distributed computing, multiagent systems and grid