Patent Number: 8,793,198

Title: Autonomous semantic software agents and design method therefor, and online simulation apparatus using an inference engine

Abstract: A semantic software agent and methods for designing and implementing the software agent and multi-agent systems, where the semantic software agent includes an interface adapter configured to receive instances of data collected and queries from an external source; a semantic repository configured to receive the instances and queries from the interface adapter; and an inference engine configured to receive the instance data from the semantic repository and to generate semantic inferences on the instances based on an ontology and semantic rules. An online simulation apparatus is also provided to generate actions and events for a simulation environment in real-time.

Inventors: Thomas; James Alan (King George, VA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G06F 15/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018