Towards Alternative Approaches to Reasoning About Goals

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Towards Alternative Approaches to Reasoning About Goals
Agent-oriented programming languages have gone a long way in the level of sophistication offered to programmers, and there has also been much progress in tools to support multi-agent systems development using such languages. However, much work is still required in mechanisms that can reduce the burden, typically placed on programmers, of ensuring that agents behave rationally, hence being effective and as efficient as possible. One such mechanisms is reasoning about declarative goals, which is increasingly appearing in the agents literature; it allows agents to make better use of resources, to avoid plans hindering the execution of other plans, and to be able to take advantage of opportunities for reducing the number of plans that have to be executed to achieve certain combinations of goals. In this paper, we introduce a Petri net based approach to such reasoning, and we report on experimental results showing that this technique can have a significant impact in the agent’s behavio...
Patricia H. Shaw, Rafael H. Bordini
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where DALT
Authors Patricia H. Shaw, Rafael H. Bordini
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