FIPA Ontology Service

The FIPA specifications include also Ontology Service Specification. The FIPA Ontology Service specification is not mandatory to be implemented in a FIPA compliant platform, and is still in the "experimental" state. It proposes a dedicated ontology agent (OA) to be available in FIPA agent platform for ontology related services. The role of such an agent is to provide some or all of the following services:

It is not mandatory that an ontology agent must provide all of these services, but every OA must be able to participate in a communication about these tasks using a defined ontology service ontology. Also, it is not mandatory that every agent platform must contain an ontology agent, but when an ontology agent is present, it must be compliant with the FIPA specifications.

Example scenarios of using OA particular services are:

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