CISA - Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications

Research Interests

My research is concerned with ontology alignment between heterogeneous ontologies where each ontology is induced in isolation from sensor measurements. We consider each disparate sensor/sensor cluster as an agent and all agents as a collaborative multi-agent system. As ontologies model a particular conceptualisation of a domain, for agents to exchange information about domain they must align ontologies. We are interested in the case that sharing domain knowledge improves a joint task performed by all agents and evidence for alignment takes the form of ontology samples exchanged between agents as messages in a coordinated communication game.

We hope to demonstrate:

1: Succcesful ontology alignment using evidence from language games where ontologies are induced from sensors co-located in an environment.
2: Strategies for exchanging samples for semantic alignment prioritised by those samples that will improve task effectiveness.
3: The palpable need to automatically induce ontologies from sensor data where an appropriate a priori conceptualisation cannot be defined a priori.

Principle Supervisor: Michael Rovatsos
Secondary Supervisor: Subramanian Ramamoorthy
Core member of the Agents Reading Group

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Michael Anslow
Informatics Forum
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Office: IF-2.35
Email: M.Anslow (at) sms (dot) ed (dot) ac (dot) uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 651 4156