The Origins of Ontologies and Communication Conventions in Multi-Agent Systems

@article{Steels1998TheOO,
  title={The Origins of Ontologies and Communication Conventions in Multi-Agent Systems},
  author={Luc Steels},
  journal={Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems},
  year={1998},
  volume={1},
  pages={169-194}
}
The paper proposes a complex adaptive systems approach to the formation of an ontology and a shared lexicon in a group of distributed agents with only local interactions and no central control authority. The underlying mechanisms are explained in some detail and results of some experiments with robotic agents are briefly reported. 
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