Knowledge Sharing for Planning: The Knowledge Interchange Interface

V. Wong and J. Britanik and M. Marefat

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

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Cooperation between planners is essential when solving many complicated problems in planning. In this paper, we discuss our knowledge sharing methodology for planning which is manifested in a framework, called KII (Knowledge Interchange Interface). The KII is used to realize cooperation between heterogeneous planning systems. Cooperation takes place in a peer-to-peer manner through a common ontology. The KII consists of five integrated modules which are used to provide knowledge translation into and out of the defined common ontology language from the local knowledge representations and also provide communication between the planning systems.