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Norm reasoning services

Criado, N and Such, JM and Botti, VJ (2014) Norm reasoning services. Information Systems Frontiers, 16 (2). pp. 201-223. ISSN 1387-3326

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Abstract

Norms are used in open Multi-Agent Systems as a formal specification of deontic statements aimed at regulating the actions of agents and the interactions among them. In this paper, we propose a set of services facilitating the development of both non-normative and normative agents for norm-governed MAS. Specifically, we propose to provide agents with norm reasoning services. These services will help agent designers/developers to programme agents that consider norm reasoning without having to implement the needed mechanisms to reason about norms by themselves. This article shows how these services perform as well as the results of the experiments that we conducted to evaluate their performance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science
Publisher: Springer US
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 12:31
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 11:36
DOI or Identification number: /10.1007/s10796-013-9444-7
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/162

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