Knowledge discovery in an agents environment

Manjula Patel, Monica Duke

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We describe work undertaken to investigate automated querying of simple forms of ontology by software agents to acquire the semantics of metadata terms. Individual terms as well as whole vocabularies can be investigated by agents through a software interface and by humans through an interactive web-based interface. The server supports discovery, sharing and re-use of vocabularies and specific terms, facilitating machine interpretation of semantics and convergence of ontologies in specific domains. Exposure, and hence alignment through ontological engineering should lead to an improvement in interoperability of systems in particular sectors such as education, cultural heritage and publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web: Research and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationFirst European Semantic Web Symposium, ESWS 2004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 10-12, 2004. Proceedings
EditorsC J Bussler, J Davies, D Fensel, R Studer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783540259565
ISBN (Print)9783540219996
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
EventThe Semantic Web: research and applications, first European Semantic Web Symposium, ESWS 2004, - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 10 May 200412 May 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


ConferenceThe Semantic Web: research and applications, first European Semantic Web Symposium, ESWS 2004,
CityHeraklion, Crete


  • agents
  • ontology server
  • schemas
  • knowledge discovery


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