Contextual agent deliberation in defeasible logic

Mehdi Dastani, Guido Governatori, Antonino Rotolo, Insu Song, Leendert Van Der Torre

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This article extends Defeasible Logic to deal with the contextual deliberation process of cognitive agents. First, we introduce meta-rules to reason with rules. Meta-rules are rules that have as a consequent rules for motivational components, such as obligations, intentions and desires. In other words, they include nested rules. Second, we introduce explicit preferences among rules. They deal with complex structures where nested rules can be involved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent Computing and Multi-Agent Systems
Subtitle of host publication10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007, Revised Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783642016394
ISBN (Print)9783642016387
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 21 Nov 200723 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5044 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th Pacific Rim International Conference on Multi-Agents, PRIMA 2007


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