Knowledge Systems Laboratory
Abstract: The Role of Frame-Based Representation on the
A new architecture for the World Wide Web is emerging,
known as the Semantic Web. In broad terms, it encompasses
efforts to populate
the Web with content which has formal semantics;
this will enable automated agents to reason about Web content, and produce an
intelligent response to unforeseen situations.
We believe that to build the Semantic Web,
the sharing of ontological information is required.
This allows agents to reach partial shared
understanding and thus interoperate.
We are proposing frame-based representation as a suitable
paradigm for building ontologies as well
as the World Wide Web Consortium's RDF-formalism
(and its extensions, such as the DARPA Agent Markup Language) as a
manifestation of frame-based representation for the Web.
The paper will discuss required and desirable features
of ontological languages, giving examples of the possible usage of frame-based
representation and ontologies on the Semantic Web.
Ora Lassila and
Deborah L. McGuinness.
``The Role of Frame-Based Representation on the
KSL Tech Report Number KSL-01-02. Submitted for publication, January, 2001.
The full paper is available in
Selected Papers of Deborah L. McGuinness.