Multi-agent conflict resolution with trust for ontology mapping

Nagy, Miklos; Vargas-Vera, Maria and Motta, Enrico (2008). Multi-agent conflict resolution with trust for ontology mapping. In: 2nd International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2008), 18-19 Sep 2008, Catania, Italy, Springer, pp. 275–280.



Software agents that operate on the Semantic Web have to deal with scenarios where the discovery and combination of the relevant information from a variety of heterogeneous sources becomes contradicting. One such application area of the Semantic Web is ontology mapping where different similarities have to be combined into a more reliable and coherent view, which might easily become unreliable if trust is not managed effectively between the different sources. In this paper we propose a solution for managing trust between contradicting beliefs in similarities for ontology mapping based on the fuzzy voting model.

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