Towards a Context- and Scope-Sensitive Analysis for Specifying Agent Behaviour

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39829-2_28

Volume 229 of the book series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC)
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Edmonds B. (2014) Towards a Context- and Scope-Sensitive Analysis for Specifying Agent Behaviour. In: Kamiński B., Koloch G. (eds) Advances in Social Simulation. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 229. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A structure for analysing narrative data is suggested, one that distinguishes three parts: context, scope and narrative elements. This structure is first motivated and then illustrated with some simple examples taken from Sukaina Bhawani’s thesis. It is hypothesised that such a structure might be helpful in preserving more of the natural meaning of such data, as well as being a good match to a context-dependent computational architecture. This structure could clearly be combined and improved by other methods, such as Grounded Theory. Finally some criteria for judging any such method are suggested.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Policy ModellingManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom