TitleI-SSA: Interaction-Situated Semantic Alignment
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsArcas MAtencia, Schorlemmer M
EditorMeersman R, Tari Z
Conference NameOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems: OTM 2008. OTM 2008 Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, GADA, IS, and ODBASE 2008
Conference LocationMonterrey, Mexico
Date Published09/11/2008
ISBN Number978-3-540-88870-3

We tackle semantic heterogeneity in multi-agent communication by looking at semantics related to interaction in order to avoid dependency on a priori semantic agreements. Our underlying claim is that semantic alignment is often relative to the particular interaction in which agents are engaged, and that in such cases the interaction state should be taken into account and brought into the alignment mechanism. We provide a formal foundation along with an alignment mechanism and protocol based on it.