Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Conflict detection agent

The Conflict Detection Agent component is a distributed system of collaborating agents that handle complex ontology design issues. This is accomplished by allowing domain experts and ontology engineers to collaborate during the initial ontology design phase as well as consequent maintenance and evolution stages. The system is distributed across the machines of all domain experts, embedded inside their everyday working environment.

The collaboration process occurs transparently in the background, while the domain expert graphically modifies the domain ontology. A semi-automatic, distributed conversation begins among all participating agents until unanimous agreement is reached.

The Conflict Detection plugin streamlines the ontology design-evolution process by
- Visually exemplifying proposed changes and acting as an intelligent, knowledge-oriented collaboration tool;

- Allowing the concurrent participation in multiple conversations over various domain ontologies.

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