Semantics of Communicating Agents Based on Deduction and Abduction

  title={Semantics of Communicating Agents Based on Deduction and Abduction},
  author={Koen V. Hindriks and Frank S. de Boer and Wiebe van der Hoek and John-Jules Ch. Meyer},
  booktitle={Issues in Agent Communication},
Intelligent agents in the agent language 3APL are computational entities consisting of beliefs and goals which make up their mental state. In this paper, we integrate communication at the agent level into the language 3APL. Communication at the agent level consists of communication between agents of their beliefs and goals. We propose two pairs of communication primitives for agent level communication. The semantics of these primitives are based on two distinct types of reasoning: deduction and… CONTINUE READING
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