Katia P. Sycara

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The Web is moving from being a collection of pages toward a collection of services that interoperate through the Internet. The first step toward this interoperation is the location of other services that can help toward the solution of a problem. In this paper we claim that location of web services should be based on the semantic match between a declarative(More)
In this paper we present DAML-S, a DAML+OIL ontology for describing the properties and capabilities of Web Services. Web Services – Web-accessible programs and devices – are garnering a great deal of interest from industry, and standards are emerging for low-level descriptions of Web Services. DAML-S complements this effort by providing Web Service(More)
Service interface description languages such as WSDL, and related standards, are evolving rapidly to provide a foundation for interoperation between Web services. At the same time, Semantic Web service technologies, such as the Ontology Web Language for Services (OWL-S), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications.(More)
Current industry standards for describing Web Services focus on ensuring interoperability across diverse platforms, but do not provide a good foundation for automating the use of Web Services. Representational techniques being developed for the Semantic Web can be used to augment these standards. The resulting Web Service specifications enable the(More)
We present an approach to hybrid semantic Web service matching that complements logic based reasoning with approximate matching based on syntactic IR based similarity computations. The hybrid matchmaker, called OWLS-MX, applies this approach to services and requests specified in OWL-S. Experimental results of measuring performance and scalability of(More)
In this paper, we introduce a vision for Semantic Web services which combines the growing Web services architecture and the Semantic Web and we will propose DAML-S as a prototypical example of an ontology for describing Semantic Web services. Furthermore, we show that DAML-S is not just an abstract description, but it can be efficiently implemented to(More)
Service matchmaking among heterogeneous software agents in the Internet is usually done dynamically and must be efficient. There is an obvious trade-off between the quality and efficiency of matchmaking on the Internet. We define a language called Larks for agent advertisements and requests, and present a flexible and efficient matchmaking process that uses(More)
In a multi-agent environment, where self-motivated agents try to pursue their own goals, cooperation cannot be taken for granted. Cooperation must be planned for and achieved through communication and negotiation. We present a logical model of the mental states of the agents based on a representation of their beliefs, desires, intentions, and goals. We(More)
We are investigating techniques for developing distributed and adaptive collections of agents that coordinate to retrieve, lter and fuse information relevant to the user, task and situation, as well as anticipate a user's information needs. In our system of agents, information gathering is seamlessly integrated with decision support. The task for which(More)