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Re: Monotony

From: Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 07:23:24 -0700
Message-ID: <3DB0195C.6040401@robustai.net>
To: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
CC: fmanola@mitre.org, "www-rdf-comments@w3.org" <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

pat hayes wrote:

>> In fact, I believe the case you are purporting as the most common 
>> will actually be so rare, that there should be a prize given to the 
>> designer of such an agent.
> Software agent technology is almost routine these days. Amusingly 
> enough, I am typing this while sitting in a DAML PI meeting listening 
> to a talk about a large-scale deployed military information system 
> called SONAT which uses software agents to connect DAML ontologies and 
> draw conclusions automatically. The field has got to the point where 
> people are worrying about things like strategies for reconciling 
> conflicting access policies between agents.
> (BTW, the Cmap tools (version 3) uses what is essentially agent 
> technology under the hood in order to support real-time collaboration.)

Wooh!  I didnt mean to imply that heuristic search techniques like those 
embedded in Prolog are not extremely useful for the semantic web. 
 Rather I actually believe the opposite.   Unfortunately my scolorship 
is deficient here, and I cannot tease apart those useful techniques from 
the assumptions embedded in your semantic theories given the writings 
that I can find on the web today.   So, shame-faced, I'll just retract 
my alligation.  

Seth Russell
Received on Friday, 18 October 2002 10:24:05 UTC

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