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A new model for aggregating multiple criteria evaluations for relevance assessment is proposed. An Information Retrieval context is considered, where relevance is modeled as a multidimensional property of documents. The usefulness and effectiveness of such a model are demonstrated by means of a case study on personalized Information Retrieval with(More)
We address the issue, in cognitive agents, of possible loss of previous information, which later might turn out to be correct when new information becomes available. To this aim, we propose a framework for changing the agent’s mind without erasing forever previous information, thus allowing its recovery in case the change turns out to be wrong. In this new(More)
This report documents the program and the outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 12111 “Normative Multi-Agent Systems”. Normative systems are systems in the behavior of which norms play a role and which need normative concepts in order to be described or specified. A normative multi-agent system combines models for normative systems (dealing for example with(More)
We propose an integrated theoretical framework, grounded in possibility theory, to account for all the aspects involved in representing and changing beliefs, representing and generating justified desires, and selecting goals based on current and uncertain beliefs about the world, and the preferences of the agent. Beliefs and desires of a cognitive agent are(More)
In this chapter we provide an introductory presentation of normative multi-agent systems (nMAS). The key idea of the chapter is that any definition of nMAS should preliminarily clarify meaning, scope, and function of the concept of norm. On account of this idea, we focus on three definitions and some related requirements for nMAS. For each of such(More)
We address the issue, in cognitive agents, of possible loss of previous information, which later might turn out to be correct when new information becomes available. To this aim, we propose a framework for changing the agent’s mind without erasing forever previous information, thus allowing its recovery in case the change turns out to be wrong. In this new(More)
In this chapter we provide an introductory presentation of normative multi-agent systems (nMAS).<lb>The key idea of the chapter is that any definition of nMAS should preliminarily clarify meaning,<lb>scope, and function of the concept of norm. On account of this idea, we focus on three definitions<lb>and some related requirements for nMAS. For each of such(More)