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Edited by: B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi
Chapter 7

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
2Warsaw Management Academy, Warsaw, Poland
3University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France
4Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
5SuperComputing Center Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
6Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Full Bibliographic Reference for this chapter
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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