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ISRN Artificial Intelligence
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 691707, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/691707
Research Article

Probabilistic Multiagent Reasoning over Annotated Amalgamated F-Logic Ontologies

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Pavlinska 2, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia

Received 2 May 2013; Accepted 17 June 2013

Academic Editors: H. A. Guvenir, J. A. Hernandez, and C. Kotropoulos

Copyright © 2013 Markus Schatten. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In a multiagent system (MAS), agents can have different opinions about a given problem. In order to solve the problem collectively they have to reach consensus about the ontology of the problem. A solution to probabilistic reasoning in such an environment by using a social network of trust is given. It is shown that frame logic can be annotated and amalgamated by using this approach which gives a foundation for collective ontology development in MAS. Consider the following problem: a set of agents in a multiagent system (MAS) model a certain domain in order to collectively solve a problem. Their opinions about the domain differ in various ways. The agents are connected into a social network defined by trust relations. The problem to be solved is how to obtain consensus about the domain.