Answering an Inquiry from Heterogeneous Contexts

Jingzhi Guo, Zhuo Hu, Grigoris Antoniou, Chi Kit Chan

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In this paper we study the semantic consistency maintenance issue between heterogeneous contexts, that is, how an inquiry from an unknown user of an e-marketplace can be received and answered in a semantically consistent way by a firm that is not in the context of the user's e- marketplace. The proposed solution uses XPM to represent semantically consistent business concepts and adopts defeasible logic to reason with XPM document-oriented business rules for inquiring and offering. We motivate the approach with a real-world apartment rental problem, and explain it in architecture of collaborative business process design and automatic service provision. Finally, we report on an implementation specification within a hybrid human- agent framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, ICEBE'08 - Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationAiR'08, EM2I'08, SOAIC'08, SOKM'08, BIMA'08, DKEEE'08
EditorsBob Werner
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769533957
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering - Xi'an, China
Duration: 22 Oct 200824 Oct 2008


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering
Abbreviated titleICEBE'08


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