Some Experiences with the Use of Ontologies in Deliberative Agents

  • Ian Dickinson
  • Michael Wooldridge
Conference paper
Part of the Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies book series (WSSAT)


We present our initial response to the OAS ‘03 Challenge Problem. The Challenge Problem proposes an agent-assisted travel scenario, and asks what the role of ontologies would be to support the agent’s activity. We discuss a belief-desire-intention (BDI) approach to the problem using our Nuin agent platform, and illustrate various ways in which ontology reasoning supports BDI-oriented problem solving and communications by the agents in the system.


Agent applications BDI agents ontology semantic web 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Dickinson
    • 1
  • Michael Wooldridge
    • 2
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard LaboratoriesStoke Gifford BristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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