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A Prototype for Enabling Distributed Reasoning in a Mobile Network

Type: 
Master Thesis
State: 
completed
First name: 
Melisachew
Last name: 
Wudage
Matr nr: 
827804
Language: 
English
Supervisor: 
Dorn, J.
Abstract: 
In this thesis a prototype distributed reasoner for mobile devices, based on the open source Euler reasoner, using the Python programming language is imple- mented. The system is intended to be used in a (mobile) network where there are a range of mobile devices communicating one another. But it can also be used as a stand-alone Notation3 reasoner. The system is capable of sending presence requests (reasoning tasks) to another device in a network and merging responses afterwards. It uses Notation3 policies and rules for performing reasoning tasks. It is the core component of the Policy Engine of MAGNET Beyond. Inserting this reasoner into the Policy Engine produces a decision making agent which can communicate with instances of its kind spread over a mobile network.
Issued: 
Aug 2009
Started: 
2009-08-01
Finished: 
2009-09-24