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Automatic Ontology Construction for a Multiagent-Based Software Gathering Service

  • E. Mena
  • A. Illarramendi
  • A. Goñi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1860)

Abstract

Ontologies and agents are two topics that raise a particular attention those days from the theoretical as well as from the application point of view. In this paper we present a software gathering service that is mainly supported by an ontology, SoftOnt, and several agents. The main goal of the paper is to show how the SoftOnt ontology is built from distributed and heterogeneous software repositories. In the particular domain considered, software repositories, we advocate for an automatic creation of a global unique ontology versus a manual creation and the use of multiple ontologies.

Keywords

ontologies as metadata agent technology distributed software retrieval 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mena
    • 1
  • A. Illarramendi
    • 2
  • A. Goñi
    • 2
  1. 1.IIS depart.Univ. de ZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.LSI depart.UPV. San SebastiánSpain

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