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Towards a Cooperation Knowledge Level for Collaborative Problem Solving

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The cooperation knowledge level is a new computer level specifically for multi-agent problem solvers which describes rich and explicit models of common social phenomena. A cooperation level description (called joint responsibility) is developed to describe how participants should behave during interactions in which groups of agents collaborate to solve a common problem. The utility of this model is highlighted in the real-world environment of electricity transport management in which agents have to make decisions using partial, imprecise views of the system and cope with the inherent dynamics of the environment. In such situations the tracking of social action becomes a primary consideration; joint responsibility provides evaluation criteria and the causal link to behaviour upon which such assessment can be based.

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Jennings, N. R. (1992) Towards a Cooperation Knowledge Level for Collaborative Problem Solving At 10th European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-92), Austria. , pp. 224-228.

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Published date: 1992
Venue - Dates: 10th European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-92), Austria, 1992-01-01
Keywords: Distributed AI, Joint Intentions, Knowledge Level.
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 252127
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252127
PURE UUID: e769898d-d3d1-4b54-a2f4-6e9762b7c419

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Date deposited: 05 Dec 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:06

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Author: N. R. Jennings

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