TitleDomain-independent ontologies for cooperative information agents
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsPlaza E, Abasolo C, Gómez M
EditorKlusch M, Zambonelli F
Conference NameLecture notes in artificial intelligence

Cooperative Information Agents and modern information systems in general have to access large amount of information distributed across multiple heterogeneous sources. A great challenge of such systems is to evolve by adding new information sources or adapting the existing components for different domain knowledge. We propose the UPML as a framework to build Information Agents by reusing a library of problem solving components that are defined in a domain-independent manner. Moreover, the UPML language is used as an Agent Capability Description Language (ACDL) suitable to configure and build an application.