Agent Technology Meets the Semantic Web: Interoperability and Communication Issues

  • Anastasia KaranastasiEmail author
  • Nikolaos Matsatsinis
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


This overview paper is a survey of recent research on agent technologies and how this technology can serve the scopes of the Semantic Web project. In a short time, Web has become the dominant database for information retrieval. Due to the exponential growth of the Web and the information it provides, finding accurate information is becoming more and more difficult. In the near future, access to Web will be mediated by intelligent applications and software agents that will assist users in finding accurate information and complete transactions successfully. Concisely, the Semantic Web means ontologies and semantics, software agents means multi-agents systems (MASs) built in FIPA 2002 and other agent platforms with their own standards, and Web services means XML. We will try to investigate the way these technologies can cooperate without changing their specifications.


Resource Description Framework Interaction Protocol Agent Platform Content Language Agent Communication Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Decision Support Systems LaboratoryTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece

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