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RE: RDF ontology for describing reusable software components

From: Charlie Abela <abcharl@maltanet.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 16:07:20 +0100
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I am working on the following idea and would like some feedback from the group.

The idea is to create DAML ontologies to handle the composition of software components. I am thinking of having an ontology that
describes rules for the integration process and one that describes the composition of java processes. In this latter I am
considering describing java classes and methods. In an instance of this ontology then, would be defined a particular process, which
when interpreted would result in something of this sort:
            ClassA  x = new ClassA();
            output = x.Method1(input);
            ClassB y = new ClassB(output);

This in my opinion will give the programmer flexibility in integrating new software to an application, such as a software agent. One
possible use would be for example when an agent needs to communicate with other agents but it does not have this ability because it
can communicate with only one ACL. By integrating new software this ability could be obtained.

Does this idea make sense…. is it feasible? Or maybe there is some flaw in the argument I am bringing?

Any feedback or idea of previous/current work in this area  is greatly appreciated.

Received on Saturday, 13 April 2002 10:09:15 UTC

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