Reasoning about the beliefs of agents in multi-agent domains in the presence of state constraints: The action language mAL

Chitta Baral, Gregory Gelfond, Enrico Pontelli, Tran Cao Son

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Abstract

Reasoning about actions forms the basis of many tasks such as prediction, planning, and diagnosis in a dynamic domain. Within the reasoning about actions community, a broad class of languages called action languages has been developed together with a methodology for their use in representing dynamic domains. With a few notable exceptions, the focus of these efforts has largely centered around single-agent systems. Agents rarely operate in a vacuum however, and almost in parallel, substantial work has been done within the dynamic epistemic logic community towards understanding how the actions of an agent may affect the knowledge and/or beliefs of his fellows. What is less understood by both communities is how to represent and reason about both the direct and indirect effects of both ontic and epistemic actions within a multi-agent setting. This paper presents a new action language, m , which brings together techniques developed in both communities for reasoning about dynamic multi-agent domains involving both ontic and epistemic actions, as well as the indirect effects that such actions may have on the domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems - 14th International Workshop, CLIMA 2013, Proceedings
Pages290-306
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 30 2013
Event14th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA 2013 - Corunna, Spain
Duration: Sep 16 2013Sep 18 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8143 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA 2013
CountrySpain
CityCorunna
Period9/16/139/18/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Baral, C., Gelfond, G., Pontelli, E., & Son, T. C. (2013). Reasoning about the beliefs of agents in multi-agent domains in the presence of state constraints: The action language mAL. In Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems - 14th International Workshop, CLIMA 2013, Proceedings (pp. 290-306). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8143 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40624-9_18