Ontological overhearing

Marco Aiello, Paolo Busetta, Antonia Doná, Luciano Serafini

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Abstract

The collaboration between two intelligent agents can be greatly enhanced if a third agent, who has some understanding of the communication between the first two, intervenes giving appropriate information or acting helpfully without having been explicitly involved. The behavior of this third agent, quite common in human interaction, is called overhearing. We present an agent architecture modeling this behavior. In particular, we focus on overhearing based on ontological reasoning; that is, the overhearer semantically selects pieces of communication according to his own knowledge (ontologically organized) and goals. In our architecture, overhearing is performed by a team of agents playing two different roles: the first role (overhearer) classifies the overheard communication according to a formal ontology; the second role (suggester) makes appropriate suggestions at the appropriate time point.We present a formal language for the interaction between agents in the overhearing team. A prototype of the architecture, implemented using JACK Intelligent Agents, is briefly described and preliminary experimental results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Agents VIII: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages - 8th International Workshop, ATAL 2001, Revised Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages175-189
Number of pages15
Volume2333 LNAI
ISBN (Print)3540438580, 9783540438588
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Intelligent Agents VIII: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, ATAL 2001 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20013 Aug 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2333 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other8th International Workshop on Intelligent Agents VIII: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages, ATAL 2001
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period1/08/013/08/01

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    Aiello, M., Busetta, P., Doná, A., & Serafini, L. (2002). Ontological overhearing. In Intelligent Agents VIII: Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages - 8th International Workshop, ATAL 2001, Revised Papers (Vol. 2333 LNAI, pp. 175-189). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2333 LNAI). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature.