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Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 16, Issue 4–5, pp 515–525 | Cite as

A distributed semantic network model for a collaborative intelligent system

  • Virgilio López-Morales
  • Omar López-Ortega
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Abstract

A methodology based on topology theory to model a semantic network for a collaborative system is given. This framework is used to support the creation of a semantic network and to define the associated intelligent cooperative system. Our methodology is illustrated via a set of agents whose knowledge-base is a semantic network. By a series of functions applied on a base of entities, issued from the application domain, a family of sets are synthesized with their subspaces correlated. The resultant subspaces and their relations form a network of elementary and complex concepts that can be naturally represented with the IDEF1x language. A prototype Multi-Agent System (MAS), set up with the Zeus platform,1 was developed for the Process Plan domain, which was used as a case study. Full correspondence among the subspaces, the semantic network IDEF1x information model and the MAS implementation is obtained by employing this framework.

Keywords

Process planning multi-agent systems semantic network topological structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center on Information Technologies and Systems (CITIS)Universidad Autónoma del Estado de HidalgoPachucaMéxico

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