Algebras for Agent Norm-Regulation
2004 (English)In: Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, ISSN 1012-2443, E-ISSN 1573-7470, Vol. 42, no 1-3, 141-166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An abstract architecture for idealized multi-agent systems whose behaviour is regulated by normative systems is developed and discussed. Agent choices are determined partially by the preference ordering of possible states and partially by normative considerations: The agent chooses that act which leads to the best outcome of all permissible actions. If an action is non-permissible depends on if the result of performing that action leads to a state satisfying a condition which is forbidden, according to the norms regulating the multi-agent system. This idea is formalized by defining set-theoretic predicates characterizing multi-agent systems. The definition of the predicate uses decision theory, the Kanger–Lindahl theory of normative positions, and an algebraic representation of normative systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 42, no 1-3, 141-166 p.
norm, multi-agent system, norm-regulated system, agent architecture, Boolean algebra, normative position
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9618DOI: 10.1023/B:AMAI.0000034525.49481.4aISI: 000222604500006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-3843051224OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9618DiVA: diva2:126739
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