Contributions to the Study of Semantic Interoperability in Multi-Agent Environments - An Ontology Based Approach

  • Iulian-Florin Toma University of Pitesti Romania, 110040 Pitesti, 1 Targu din Vale E-mail:


This paper details the results of our work in the field of multi-agent ontology-based environment simulation. We analyze the impact of introducing some techniques for the alignment / translation / mapping of agent ontologies, which allows for collaborative understanding of distributed ontologies. In the end, we analyze the difficulties / gaps that are to be filled for an actual deployment of the technology / concept in a real life environment.


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How to Cite
TOMA, Iulian-Florin. Contributions to the Study of Semantic Interoperability in Multi-Agent Environments - An Ontology Based Approach. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 5, p. 946-952, dec. 2010. ISSN 1841-9844. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 nov. 2021.


ontology, semantic interoperability, agents