Adapting Golog for Composition of Semantic Web Services

Reference: McIlraith, S. & Son, T. Adapting Golog for Composition of Semantic Web Services. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2002), April, 2002, 2002.

Abstract: Motivated by the problem of automatically composing network accessible services, such as those on the World Wide Web, this paper proposes an approach to building agent technology based on the notion of generic procedures and customizing user constraint. We argue that an augmented version of the logic programming language Golog provides a natural formalismfor automatically composing services on the Semantic Web. To this end, we adapt and extend the Golog language to enable programs that are generic, customizable and usable in the context of the Web. Further, we propose logical criteria for these generic procedures that define when they are knowledge self-sufficient and physically selfsufficient. To support information gathering combined with search, we propose a middle-ground Golog interpreter that operates under an assumption of reasonable persistence of certain information. These contributions are realized in our augmentation of a ConGolog interpreter that combines online execution of information-providing Web services with offline simulation of worldaltering Web services, to determine a sequence of Web Services for subsequent execution. Our implemented system is currently interacting with services on the Web.

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