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Effects of Local Information on Group Behavior

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Effects of Local Information on Group Behavior
Theperformanceof individual agents in a group dependscritically on the quality of information available to it about local and global goals and resources. In general it is assumed that the moreaccurate and up-to-date the available information, the better is the expected performance of the individual and the group. This conclusion can be challenged in a numberof scenarios. Weinvestigate the use of limited information by agents in choosing betweenone of several different options, andconcludethat if agents are deliberately kept ignorant about any number of options, the entire group can convergefaster to a stable and optimal configuration. Wealso demonstrate howa couple of coalition formation schemes improves the rate of convergence and concludethat a variable, rather than fixed, coalition formation mechanismis moreeffective.
Shounak Roychowdhury, Neeraj Arora, Sandip Sen
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where AAAI
Authors Shounak Roychowdhury, Neeraj Arora, Sandip Sen
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