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PARALLEL, DISTRIBUTED AND GRID COMPUTING FOR ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi
Ontologies, Agents and the Grid: An Overview
M. Drozdowicz1, M. Ganzha1, M. Paprzycki1,2, R. Olejnik3, I. Lirkov4, P. Telegin5 and M. Senobari6
1System Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
M. Drozdowicz, M. Ganzha, M. Paprzycki, R. Olejnik, I. Lirkov, P. Telegin, M. Senobari, "Ontologies, Agents and the Grid: An Overview", in B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi, (Editors), "Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing for Engineering", Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, Chapter 7, pp 117-140, 2009. doi:10.4203/csets.21.7
Keywords: software agents, grid, resource brokering and management, ontology, semantic information processing.
One of the important claims that permeate the current view of information management is that ontological demarcation of data and semantic information processing are going to allow us to infuse "intelligence" into information systems. Separately, it is claimed that software agents, combined with ontologies will be the foundation ofWeb 4.0. In our work we are developing an agent-team-based resource management and brokering infrastructure for computational grids. The proposed meta-level middleware is to utilize both software agents and ontologies. In this context, the aim of this chapter is twofold. First, we present an overview of found efforts to develop ontologies to be used in grid and agent-grid computing. Second, we analyze which one of them, if any, should be the base ontology for the system under development.
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