Modelling Agent Knowledge with Business Rules

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Modelling Agent Knowledge with Business Rules
Multi-agent systems have become increasingly mature, but their appearance does not make the traditional OO approach obsolete. On the contrary, OO methodologies can benefit from the principles and tools designed for agent systems. The Agent/Rule/Class (ARC) framework is proposed as an approach that builds agents upon traditional OO system components and makes use of business rules to dictate agent behaviour with the aid of OO components. By modelling agent knowledge in business rules, the proposed paradigm provides a straightforward means to develop agent-oriented systems based on the existing object-oriented systems and offers features that are otherwise difficult to achieve in the original OO systems. The main outcome of using ARC is the achievement of adaptivity. The framework is supported by a tool that ensures agents implement up-todate requirements from business people, reflecting desired current behaviour, without the need for frequent system rebuilds. ARC is illustrated with an...
Liang Xiao 0002, Des Greer
Added 28 Jun 2010
Updated 28 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where SEKE
Authors Liang Xiao 0002, Des Greer
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