AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference

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Learning Artifact Capabilities Via a Hybrid Ontology
Felicitas Mokom, Ziad Kobti

Last modified: 2012-05-16

Abstract


Artifact capabilities can play an important role in understanding human cognition. Over time humans learn to use artifacts, evolve the knowledge and combine acquired capabilities with others to form complex capabilities. In this study we present a hybrid ontology of artifacts to facilitate learning artifact capabilities. We develop a framework where agents simultaneously exploit a centralized artifact ontology in the environment and a distributed artifact ontology local to each agent. We demonstrate how both ontologies can be used by agents both in the artifact selection process and in learning artifact use. The local ontology serves as domain knowledge gained by the agent as it learns. We illustrate an example to show how an acquired artifact capability can be stored in an agent's local ontology for future use.

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