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Design of a shared ontology used for translating negotiation primitives
by Maricela Bravo, Joaquin Perez, Jose Velazquez, Víctor Sosa, Azucena Montes, Maximo Lopez
International Journal of Web and Grid Services (IJWGS), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2006

 

Abstract: In this paper, we present the design of a shared ontology, with the objective of translating a variety of negotiation primitives. Our approach focuses on facilitating the communication between agents during the negotiation process execution. Traditional negotiation systems impose several restrictions on the type and format of negotiation primitives that can be exchanged between agents. In contrast, we propose the incorporation of an ontology-based solution to overcome heterogeneity and provide communication facilities for participation in negotiations based on open environments such as the internet. To evaluate our ontology, we implemented a web-based negotiation system, and incorporated a translation module that uses the ontology as a vocabulary of negotiation primitives. The experimental results show that the incorporation of the ontology improves the continuity of the execution of negotiation processes, resulting in more agreements.

Online publication date: Wed, 22-Nov-2006

 

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