Modelling Dialogues in Agent Societies

Autores UPV
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Revista Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Abstract

Besides the simpler ability to interact, open multi agent systems must include mechanisms for their agents toreach agreements by takingintoaccounttheirsocialcontext.Argumentationprovidesmulti- agent systemswithaframeworkthatassuresarationalcommunication,whichallowsagentstoreach agreements whenconflicts ofopinionarise.Inthispaper,wepresentthedialogueprotocolthatagentsof a case-basedargumentationframeworkcanusetointeractwhentheyengageinargumentation dialogues. Thesyntaxandsemanticsoftheargumentationprotocolareformalisedanddiscussed.To illustrateourproposal,wehaveappliedtheprotocolinthecontextofawatermarket.Byusingour dialogue protocol, agents represent water users that are able to explore different water allocations and justify their views about what is the best water distribution in a certain environment.