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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 (OWLS), are developing the means by which services can be given richer semantic specifications.(More)
The Semantic Web should enable greater access not only to content but also to services on the Web. Users and software agents should be able to discover, invoke, compose, and monitor Web resources offering particular services and having particular properties. As part of the DARPA Agent Markup Language program, we have begun to develop an ontology of(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)
Motivated by the problem of automatically composing network accessible services, such as those on the World Wide Web, this paper proposes an approach to building agent technology based on the notion of generic procedures and cus-tomizing user constraint. We argue that an augmented version of the logic programming language Golog provides a natural formalism(More)
Web services -- Web-accessible programs and devices - are a key application area for the Semantic Web. With the proliferation of Web services and the evolution towards the Semantic Web comes the opportunity to automate various Web services tasks. Our objective is to enable markup and automated reasoning technology to describe, simulate, compose, test, and(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)
In this paper we provide algorithms for reasoning with partitions of related logical axioms in propositional and first-order logic (FOL). We also provide a greedy algorithm that automatically decomposes a set of logical axioms into partitions. Our motivation is twofold. First, we are concerned with how to reason effectively with multiple knowledge bases(More)
Planning with preferences involves not only finding a plan that achieves the goal, it requires finding a preferred plan that achieves the goal, where preferences over plans are specified as part of the planner's input. In this paper we provide a technique for accomplishing this objective. Our technique can deal with a rich class of preferences, including(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of specifying and generating preferred plans using rich, qualitative user preferences. We propose a logical language for specifying non-Markovian preferences over the evolution of states and actions associated with a plan. The semantics for our first-order preference language is defined in the situation calculus. Unlike(More)