Re: Other mailing lists?

Timothy Finin <>
Date: Sat, 6 Aug 1994 23:32:33 -0400
From: Timothy Finin <>
Message-id: <>
To: (Fritz Lehmann)
Subject: Re:  Other mailing lists?
Precedence: bulk
Fritz Lehmann writes:
 > ...
 > I would like it if others who read this, and share this sort of
 > interest, would tell us of other, relevant lists with instructions on
 > joining.  also comments on the general tenor and volume of the list
 > (some of us are drowning in email).  I think sharing lists addresses
 > is a valuable thing to do.  In fact, I will copy this message to the
 > relevant lists.

The mailing list KQML@CS.UMBC.EDU is for general discussions involving
the conceptual design and use of KQML:

  KQML or the Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language is a language
  and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge.  It is part of
  a larger effort, the ARPA Knowledge Sharing Effort which is aimed at
  developing techniques and methodology for building large-scale
  knowledge bases which are sharable and reusable.  KQML is both a
  message format and a message-handling protocol to support run-time
  knowledge sharing among agents.  KQML can be used as a language for an
  application program to interact with an intelligent system or for two
  or more intelligent agents to share knowledge in support of
  cooperative problem solving.

  KQML focuses on an extensible set of performatives, which defines the
  permissible operations that agents may attempt on each other's
  knowledge and goal stores.  The performatives comprise a substrate on
  which to develop higher-level models of inter-agent interaction such
  as contract nets and negotiation.  In addition, KQML provides a basic
  architecture for knowledge sharing through a special class of agent
  called communication facilitators which coordinate the interactions of
  other agents The ideas which underlie the evolving design of KQML are
  currently being explored through experimental prototype systems which
  are being used to support several testbeds in such areas as concurrent
  engineering, intelligent design and intelligent planning and scheduling.

Additional information on KQML can be found on the world-wide-web via
the URL

To subscribe to the KQML mailing list, send the following in the body
(not the subject line) of an email message to MAJORDOMO@CS.UMBC.EDU:

	subscribe KQML

This will subscribe the account from which you send the message to the
KQML list.  If you wish to subscribe another address instead (such as
a local redistribution list), you can use a command of the form:

	subscribe KQML other-address@your_site.your_net