Engineering AgentSpeak(L): A formal computational model
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) Engineering AgentSpeak(L): A formal computational model. JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND COMPUTATION, 8 (3). pp. 233-260. ISSN 0955-792XFull text not available from this repository.
Perhaps the most successful agent architectures, and certainly the best known, are those based on the Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) framework. Despite the wealth of research that has accumulated on both formal and practical aspects of this framework, however, there remains a gap between the formal models and the implemented systems. In this paper, we build on earlier work by Rao aimed at narrowing this gap, by developing a strongly-typed, formal, yet computational model of the BDI-based AgentSpeak(L) language. AgentSpeak(L) is a programming language, based on the Procedural Reasoning System (PRS) and the Distributed Multi-Agent Reasoning System (dMARS), which determines the behaviour of the agents it implements. In developing the model, we add to Rao's work, identify some omissions, and progress beyond the description of a particular language by giving a formal specification of a general BDI architecture that can be used as the basis for providing further formal specifications of more sophisticated systems.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF LOGIC AND COMPUTATION|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||June 1998|
|Number of Pages:||28|
|Page Range:||pp. 233-260|
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