Subject Headings: Ontology, Robotics.
- Keywords: Multi Agent Systems, Ontologies, Robotics.
- On the basis of a multiple abstraction levels specification process, we developed a representational model for environmental robotic knowledge through the definition of a set of ontologies using a multi perspective approach. A general ontological model for typical indoor environments has been first developed, followed by its specialization using an implementation perspective. Actual software implementation of the ontology has been obtained via a XML-based markup language, used to build a repository for robotic environmental knowledge.
- An ontology can be defined as a formally specified model of bodies of knowledge defining the concepts used to describe a domain and the relations that hold between them . In the context of Artificial Intelligence, an ontology deals with what categories of real entities can be identified and how they are related. Knowledge-based system refer to entities and relations in the real world; to build such systems, a well-formalized global ontology is needed to specify what kinds of things exist, what their general properties are, and the interactions among them.
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