Is it an Agent, or Just a Program?: A Taxonomy for Autonomous Agents

@inproceedings{Franklin1996IsIA,
  title={Is it an Agent, or Just a Program?: A Taxonomy for Autonomous Agents},
  author={S. Franklin and A. Graesser},
  booktitle={ATAL},
  year={1996}
}
The advent of software agents gave rise to much discussion of just what such an agent is, and of how they differ from programs in general. [...] Key Method We also offer the beginnings of a natural kinds taxonomy of autonomous agents, and discuss possibilities for further classification. Finally, we discuss subagents and multiagent systems.Expand
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