15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  
   

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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An argumentation-based Semantics for Agent Communication Languages

Leila Amgoud, Nicolas Maudet, Simon Parsons

In recent years, the importance of defining a standard framework for agent communication language (ACL) has been widely recognized. However, classical proposals (mentalistic semantics and social semantics) fail to meet the objectives of verifiability and flexibility requiered in complex interactions involving heterogenous agents possibly designed by different programmers. In this paper we propose an ACL which allows heterogenous agents to engage flexibly in the different kinds of dialogues identified by Walton and Krabbe. To this end, we propose a two-layered semantics which includes a commitment level and a reasoning level based on argumentation.

Keywords: Autonomous Agents, Argumentation, Dialogue

Citation: Leila Amgoud, Nicolas Maudet, Simon Parsons: An argumentation-based Semantics for Agent Communication Languages. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.38-42.


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