International Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer Science

DEON 2012: Deontic Logic in Computer Science pp 123-138

Norms and Learning in Probabilistic Logic-Based Agents

  • Régis Riveret
  • Antonino Rotolo
  • Giovanni Sartor
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31570-1_9

Volume 7393 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Riveret R., Rotolo A., Sartor G. (2012) Norms and Learning in Probabilistic Logic-Based Agents. In: Ågotnes T., Broersen J., Elgesem D. (eds) Deontic Logic in Computer Science. DEON 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7393. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper proposes a new simulation approach for investigating phenomena such as norm emergence and internalization in large groups of learning agents. We define a probabilistic defeasible logic instantiating Dung’s argumentation framework. Rules of this logic are attached to probabilities and describe the agents’ minds and behaviour. We thus adopt the paradigm of reinforcement learning over this probability distribution to allow agents to adapt to their environment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Régis Riveret
    • 1
  • Antonino Rotolo
    • 2
  • Giovanni Sartor
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.CIRSFIDUniversity of BolognaItaly
  3. 3.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly