Is It an agent, or just a program?: A taxonomy for autonomous agents
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The advent of software agents gave rise to much discussion of just what such an agent is, and of how they differ from programs in general. Here we propose a formal definition of an autonomous agent which clearly distinguishes a software agent from just any program. We also offer the beginnings of a natural kinds taxonomy of autonomous agents, and discuss possibilities for further classification. Finally, we discuss subagents and multiagent systems.
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- Is It an agent, or just a program?: A taxonomy for autonomous agents
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- Intelligent Agents III Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages
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- ECAI'96 Workshop (ATAL) Budapest, Hungary, August 12–13, 1996 Proceedings
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