Line van den Berg, Manuel Atencia, Jérôme Euzenat, Agent ontology alignment repair through dynamic epistemic logic, in: Bo An, Neil Yorke-Smith, Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Gita Sukthankar (eds), Proc. 19th ACM international conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), Auckland (NZ), pp1422-1430, 2020
Ontology alignments enable agents to communicate while preserving heterogeneity in their information. Alignments may not be provided as input and should be able to evolve when communication fails or when new information contradicting the alignment is acquired. In the Alignment Repair Game (ARG) this evolution is achieved via adaptation operators. ARG was evaluated experimentally and the experiments showed that agents converge towards successful communication and improve their alignments. However, whether the adaptation operators are formally correct, complete or redundant is still an open question. In this paper, we introduce a formal framework based on Dynamic Epistemic Logic that allows us to answer this question. This framework allows us (1) to express the ontologies and alignments used, (2) to model the ARG adaptation operators through announcements and conservative upgrades and (3) to formally establish the correctness, partial redundancy and incompleteness of the adaptation operators in ARG.
- Jerome Euzenat
- Dec. 11, 2020, 9:49 a.m.