Argumentation and Artifact for Dialog Support
Intelligent and autonomous software agents may engage in dialog and argument with one another, and much recent research has considered protocols, architectures and frameworks for this. Just as with human dialogs, such agent dialogs may be facilitated by the presence of a mediator, able to summarize different positions, identify common assumptions and inconsistencies, and make appropriate interventions in the dialog. Drawing on the theory of co-ordination artifacts in multiagent systems, we propose a formal framework to explicitly represent the functions of a mediator artifact. We then describe an implementation of this framework using the TuCSoN coordination infrastructure for MAS, where the mediator artifact is realized by a tuple centre — a programmable tuple space.[Full Paper]
For each technical report listed here, copyright and all intellectual property rights remain with the respective authors. Copyright is effective from the year of publication in each case. By downloading a file from this page, you agree to use it only for purposes of research and scholarship. Any other use of this material or storage of it in any medium or its sale or distribution in any form is expressly forbidden without prior written permission from the authors concerned.